Skip to main content
Back to

Anuar Bitanov

Associate Partner, Nur-Sultan (Astana)
Advises companies in the oil-and-gas and metals-and-mining sectors in the areas of strategy and operations

About Anuar

Anuar serves clients through McKinsey’s Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining Practices. He advises some of the largest oil-and-gas companies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and other countries, across a wide range of functional topics. In the metals-and-mining sector, he has served several leading mining companies in the CIS and a major diversified mining company in Australia.

Before relocating to Kazakhstan, Anuar worked in the Moscow office.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • developing upstream strategies for major oil companies in Europe and Russia
  • supporting several energy, mining, and oil and gas companies in developing their operational-improvement programs, including designing the program structure and governance and developing and implementing initiatives
  • participating in well- and reservoir-management-improvement studies for multiple companies across China, the CIS, Eastern Europe, and India
  • supporting a large Australian integrated-energy company’s turnaround project in the area of integrated planning of development and production operations
  • leading the optimization of large capital-expenditure projects in the mining and oil and gas sectors across geographies

Anuar is fluent in the English, Russian, Turkish, and Kazakh languages.


London Business School

Stanford University
MSc, petroleum engineering

Middle East Technical University
BSc, petroleum engineering