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McKinsey Kazakhstan

We partner with leaders in business and the public sector to accelerate development, nurture talent, and help shape the future of Central Asia

Since 2005 we have worked with local companies, multinationals, and public institutions in Central Asia to transform the region across all sectors of society.

We are proud to serve our clients in the oil and gas, metals and mining, financial services, telecommunications, public and other sectors, enabling their work with relevant technologies and sustaining change through cutting-edge capabilities. Our projects cover all functional areas and range from growth strategy to operational transformation to marketing and sales.

We are committed to helping the Central Asia region shape its future over the long term by developing local talent and supporting leaders to accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth.

2023 marks the 10th anniversary since the opening of our first office in Kazakhstan, and we are immensely proud to have played a role in supporting the country’s development. As we look ahead, we remain committed to developing local talent and working alongside our clients to enable a prosperous future across Kazakhstan and the wider Central Asia region.

Dulatbek Ikbayev, Managing Partner for Central Asia



working in Central Asia



completed across Central Asia since 2005


firm members

based in Kazakhstan

McKinsey in Central Asia

We combine McKinsey’s global expertise with deep local insights to help our clients across Central Asia accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth.


Working in Central Asia

We hire the world’s best talent and build a great firm through apprenticeship and mentoring. Join us to transform your skills and perspective and help unlock growth for the entire region.

Our people

Aizhana Dostiyarova
Associate Partner, Almaty
Supports clients in the financial services sector and public institutions on topics of business strategy and organizational transformations.
Dulatbek Ikbayev
Partner, Almaty
Leads our Central Asian office and supports public-sector institutions and clients in the oil and gas and service sectors with...
Alexander Kamenskov
Specializes in nuclear-energy megaprojects, helping power companies to optimize project management, reduce costs, and ensure on-time...
Mikhail Kulikov
Partner, Astana
Leads Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and work on performance improvement...
Bakai Madybayev
Associate Partner, Almaty
Leads our banking and technology projects and supports clients on digital and operations transformations in Central Asia as well...
Anton Maximenko
Partner, Almaty
Leads engagements with national and international oil and gas companies regarding upstream strategy development, production-asset...
Vadim Pokotilo
Partner, Almaty
Helps achieve ambitious visions for transport, logistics, and infrastructure organizations around the globe by incorporating strategy,...
Assem Shamisheva
Partner, Astana
Supports oil and gas companies on strategy, operational improvement, and digital transformation
Rustam Shanazarov
Associate Partner, Almaty
Leads projects in finance and telecom in Central Asia and supports clients on strategy, large scale transformations, and operational...
Sergey Sokolov
Leads McKinsey’s Operations Practice in Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East, and Turkey and...
Alexey Starygin
Partner, Astana
Supports financial institutions, telecommunications companies, and the public sector in holistic transformation, strategy development,...
Maxim Ufaev
Partner, Almaty
Leads projects in strategy development and operational, organizational, and digital transformations for chemical and oil and gas...

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