The President of "Syrdariya" University

SERIK ONALBAIULY

Email: onalbini@gmail.com

 

Address: Zhetysai city, Mukanov street, 31

Nationality: Kazakhstan

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Politics and International Studies, Fitzwilliam College

Nov 2018 PhD in Development Studies
  PhD Dissertation: ‘Democratisation of Local Governance in Kazakhstan’

Syrdarya University (KAZ), Faculty of Law

2011 Bachelor in Jurisprudence
  BA dissertation: ‘Property Law in Civil Law’

Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KAZ), Institute of State and Local Government

2007 Masters in Public Administration
  MPA Dissertation: ‘Decentralisation of Public Administration in Kazakhstan’

Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi (KAZ), Faculty of International Relations

2004 Bachelor in World Economy
 

BA dissertation: ‘Integration processes between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan’

PHD DISSERTATION

My dissertation is about creating an analytical methodology that is capable of assessing the concrete applicability of local governance reforms in Kazakhstan. As comparison models I use the experience of the UK, Russia, Greece, and Armenia.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Astana Mayor’s Office (KAZ)

Nov 2010 – Dec 2012 Chief Specialist of the Organisational-Inspection Department
 
  • Oversaw the implementation of the orders and decrees of the President of Kazakhstan on development of Astana
  • Organised the work of the departments under the mayor of Astana according to the strategic plans of development of the Government of Kazakhstan and the Administration of the President of Kazakhstan

Office of the Mayor of Yessil District in Astana (KAZ)

Mar 2008 – Nov 2010 Chief Specialist of the Organisational-Control Department
 
  • Assisted to the establishment of administrative-organisational structure of the newly created Yessil district in Astana
  • Scrutinised the implementation of the orders of the Yessil district’s mayor by governmental bodies of the district


Customs Control Department in Astana (KAZ)

Mar 2005 – Sep 2005 Specialist of the Department of Operative-Duty
 
  • Provided collaboration of the department with the Committee of Customs Control of Kazakhstan
  • Ensured the compliance with the special semi-military regime and work discipline by the staff

  

JSC ‘Alma-Ata’ International Bank in Astana (KAZ)

Oct 2004 – Nov 2004 Marketing Manager
 
  • Created the strategic plan on marketing of the bank
  • Structured cooperation of the bank with large state enterprises and international companies

‘NefteKhimPribor’ LLP in Almaty (KAZ)

Oct 2003 – Oct 2004  Economist
 
  • Assisted to creation of economic policy of the company
  • Organised business relations with international enterprises specialised on oil equipment

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Historical evolution of governance in Kazakhstan, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2015
  • Methodological approaches to evaluation of decentralisation, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • Local governance development in Kazakhstan, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • Decentralisation reforms in the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2017

SKILLS

Languages: Kazakh, as mother tongue; Russian and English, fluent in written and spoken language

IT: Good knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point: maintenance of websites

AWARDS