Board of Directors

Qydyráli Darhan Qýandyquly

Председатель совета директоров 

General information, education

He was born in 1974 in the South Kazakhstan Region.

Graduated from Istanbul University.

Doctor of Historical Sciences, an Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


He started his career in 2000 as a senior research fellow at the Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. He worked at this university as a leading research fellow, chief of staff, head of the Department of History.

In 2005-2006 worked as an acting associate professor of the Department of World History, Archeology and Ethnology, senior research fellow at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian University.

In 2006-2007 worked as an adviser to the Director, Deputy Director of the Presidential Center of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2007 was appointed as an Advisor to the Minister of Education and Science.

In 2008-2012 was an expert in the Internal Policy Department at the Presidential Administration, Head of the Presidential Press Service sector, Deputy Press Secretary of the President.

In 2012-2014, he worked as Deputy Secretary General of the Turkic Council. In 2014 was appointed as the President of the International Turkic Academy.

He has the diplomatic rank of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of the II class.

From July 2016 to 02.09.2022 – Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Republican newspaper "Egemen Kazakhstan".