Nationality: Republic of Kazakhstan
Date of birth: 22 January 1980
- Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (International Relations Department), majoring in international law.
- Certified Corporate Secretary, certified trainer in corporate governance for corporate secretaries, trainer at Samruk-Kazyna Corporate University.
Between 2001 and 2007, he held various jobs working at the Tengiz field in the Atyrau Region. Moreover, from 2007 to 2014, he served in different capacities at JSC Development Bank of Kazakhstan, KMGand JSC KazTransGas. Since 5 January 2015, he has been Corporate Secretary at KMG.
Damir was appointed the Corporate Secretary at KMG on 5 January 2015.
On 1 February 2019, Damir Sharipov was elected to the Corporate Secretaries Committee of the National Council for Corporate Governance at the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Atameken and on 16 December 2019, he joined the National Association of Corporate Secretaries (Russia).
The Corporate Secretary’s main role is ensuring regular communication between KMG and its shareholders; between shareholders and the Board of Directors, the Internal Audit Service, the Management Board and other bodies within KMG; and between KMG and its key subsidiaries and associates.
The Corporate Secretary’s key responsibilities include assisting the Board of Directors and shareholders in making timely, high-quality corporate decisions; acting as an adviser to the Board members on any matter related to their roles or the applicability of the KMG Corporate Governance Code’s provisions, and monitoring the implementation of the KMG Corporate Governance Code. The Corporate Secretary is responsible for practices of the corporate governance improvement process at KMG. The Corporate Secretary is a Company employee acting independently and reporting to the Board of Directors.