Peter Foster entered the airline industry immediately
after graduating from Cambridge University in 1982, as a management
trainee of John Swire and Sons (HK) Ltd, the owners of Cathay Pacific
Airways Ltd. From 1982-1999 he served in a variety of management and
senior management positions with CPA in Hong Kong, Asia, Australia and
Europe, and underwent business management training at INSEAD, France.Mr. Foster left Cathay Pacific Airways in 1999 to head up the
rehabilitation team of Philippine Airlines Inc. He subsequently served
as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Brunei Airlines from 2002 to 2005
prior to his appointment as President of Air Astana.
Ibrahim has been with Air Astana since 2003 and prior
to that he has worked 9 years in tourism with major tour operators in
Turkey from where he moved to aviation with KLM; shortly in the Middle
East and thereafter Almaty in charge of the Commercial Organization in
Kazakhstan and neighboring countries.Ibrahim
received his MBA degree from Bosphorus University (Istanbul) and his
undergraduate in Economics from Marmara University. From November 2005
Ibrahim was also a Board Member of the European Business Association of
Kazakhstan and left this duty in Nov 2008.
Yevgeniya is a graduate of Karaganda State University and holds Diplomas in English/French languages and Legal.She
joined Air Astana in October 2002 as Executive Assistant to President
of Air Astana. Prior to Air Astana, Yevgeniya worked for four years with
Aidar has over 10 years of experience in jurisprudence.
He started practicing law in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Kazakhstan in 1993. Prior to joining
Air Astana, Aidar has worked for Denton Wilde Sapte law firm and KPMG. He also worked as a manager of the legal department at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. based in Karachaganak oilfield, Western
Kazakhstan. Aidar graduated from Kazakh National University and experienced study placement at Southern Illinois
University, USA, under the Visiting scholar programme.
Valentina joined Air Astana in 2006 having more than 20 years of experience in audit and accounting. Valentina graduated from National Institute of Economics in Almaty and holds a PhD degree in Economics. After graduating, she worked in accounting field as Chief Accountant and Chief Financial Officer. In 1996 she started practicing audit. Prior to Air Astana she worked at KPMG. Since 2002 she is a certified auditor and a full member of Chamber of auditors of Republic of Kazakhstan. She also holds professional accountant certificates for CAP and CIPA.
Galina has experience in the airline industry and
prior to joining Air Astana was Director on Finance at Astana
International Airport JSC. Galina graduated from Aktobe State University after K. Zhubanov and she holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from KIMEP, Almaty.
Alima joined the airline in mid 2003 as Chief
Accountant. Prior to joining Air Astana, she held positions of Chief
Accountant in the oil industry.Alima graduated
from the Institute of Foreign Languages (English faculty) and from Kazakh State Academy of Management, specializing in Accounting and
Audit. She is a Certified Accountant and a member of the Chamber of
Professional Accountants. Alima is married and has two children.
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