Private Equity Team
Adilet Karabayev – Managing Director Adilet has built an 18-year career, most recently seven years with well-known players (KCM, Al Falah and DSV) where he gained a solid track record. Before this, Adilet worked at Citibank (energy IB/M&A) after completing an MBA from LBS. He has worked on many high-profile transactions in his career. Adilet does sit on the Sturgeon’s IC but has the scope to review early-stage deals for the Kazakhstan PE mandate.
Assel Azhigariyeva – Chief Compliance Officer A licensed lawyer with 13 years of professional experience (4 years – private-equity fund; 3 years – law firm; 1 year – accountancy/advisory firm; 5 years – tax authorities). She has significant experience across many legal and compliance matters in Kazakhstan. Assel is also awaiting the results of her QLTS exam that would allow her to practice as a Solicitor in England. Her study of local and international law is exceptional, and she works closely with the PE investment team in Kazakhstan. She can be called upon for any internal legal reviews the VC team may wish to complete in Central Asia
Rustam Mursalimov – Partner Rustam has over 13 years of experience investing in global emerging markets, consistently achieving strong performance. Before Sturgeon, he worked as Lead Portfolio Manager at Gazprombank AM. He also worked as PM at Deka Investment, co-managing more than US$1bn across Russia, Turkey, CIS and Emerging Asia. More recently Rustam has worked on several private deals from early stage to large industrial projects working closely with all stakeholders early-stage deals for the Kazakhstan PE mandate.
Mukhammed Dyussembayev – Investment Officer Mukhammed has experience at Deloitte with a focus on M&A. He is focused exclusively on Sturgeon’s Kazakhstan PE mandate but may occasionally review early-stage Kazakh investments.
Yerassyl Kanapyanov – Investment Officer Yerassyl has experience at KPMG with a focus on M&A. He is focused exclusively on Sturgeon’s Kazakhstan PE mandate but may occasionally review early-stage Kazakh investments.