Executive management

Meet our leadership team!

The CEO has the role to represent the Group, together with the executive management members, responsible for different areas of activities.



Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kuldzhanov is responsible for the strategic leadership and performance of the Group, globally, as a sustainable company focused on energy solutions considering the current market challenges.

His expertise, built over a decade in oil and gas industry, was gathered on various management positions in the Kazakhstan National Welfare Fund - Samruk-Kazyna, KazMunayGas, Petroleum Operating, and Citigroup. During 2013 and 2014, he was the Advisor of the General Manager of KMG International, being familiar both with the activities and operations of the Group, but also with the particularities of the industry in Romania and in the region.

Ilyas Kuldzhanov graduated from the Omsk State University majoring in International Economics, Moscow State University for International Relations majoring in International Economic Relations, Kazakhstan-British Technical University - majoring in Petroleum Engineering and he is currently studying for a Ph.D. degree in the same field at the Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.



Chief Officer Trading & Supply Chain

Mr. Contanu is responsible for operational planning, as well as defining the business strategy for the Trading, Supply Chain and Logistics activities, in line with the objectives set in the KMG International Group strategy.

He joined the Group in 2007 as the Planning and Performance Management Director within the Trading Business Unit in Switzerland, continuing in 2010 this activity at Group level. In 2012, Mr. Contanu was appointed as Managing Director, Supply Chain, implementing the supply chain and logistics strategy by ensuring effective distribution of products to the final consumer. In 2015, Mr. Contanu held the position of the Managing Director for Trading, providing raw materials to the three production units of the Group, Petromidia and Vega refineries and petrochemical division and also the sale of final products. Between December 2016 and July 2018, Mr. Contanu was appointed as Chief Officer Trading within our Group.

Prior to joining our team, Mr. Contanu held various jobs in finance within multinational companies. He graduated in 2002 the Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Bank and Stock Exchange within the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Management and Financial Markets, from the same institution. Between 2004-2006, he attended the Romanian-Canadian MBA obtaining a diploma in Finance.



Chief Officer Retail & Marketing

Mr. Cătălin Dumitru defines and implements the business strategy for Retail and Marketing activities in line with the Group’s strategy.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Dumitru joined the company in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for organizing and coordinating the financial activity of two of the Group’s companies. On account of his managerial skills, Mr. Dumitru was appointed as the Deputy General Manager of Dyneff Group between 2006 – 2008 and in 2008 as the CEO of Dyneff Group, where he successfully coordinated the storage, trading and distribution of oil products for customers and partners of KMG International in Western Europe. Mr. Dumitru was appointed in 2014 as Vice President, coordinating all operational activities of the KMG International Group, after which the position of the Chief Trading Officer followed.


Batyrzhan Tergeussizov

Chief Production & Industrial Services Officer

Mr. Tergeussizov is responsible for implementing the strategy set for Operations Block, by providing expertise and leadership in accordance with best practices and relevant regulations.

He has graduated from Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunication, Electrical Engineering faculty and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management / Almaty Management University.

Before joining Rompetrol, Mr. Tergeussizov held the position of General Manager of Linde Gas Kazakhstan TOO for more than 7 years and had successfully managed the entity’s business activities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Before Linde Gas Kazakhstan, Mr. Batyrzhan Tergeussizov had several management roles within Siemens TOO, such as Country Division Lead - Energy Service Division, Business Unit Lead - Services for Oil & Gas and Industrial Application, and Head of Service Group.



Chief Corporate Services Officer

Mr. Alimzhanov is responsible for defining strategy and ensuring the operational management for the coordinated functions, in accordance with the Group's strategy, to fulfill the established business objectives and achieve the expected operational and financial performances.

Mr. Alimzhanov has graduated from KazGUU University and has a degree in Law, and from the Kazakh Economic University having a degree in Finance. Mr. Alimzhanov also holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from UC Berkeley, USA.

He gained experience in such companies as National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”, Samsung Electronics and Siemens, where he was responsible for commercial transactions, corporate governance, development of policies, procedures and implementation of best practices to optimize investment and asset management.