Founder - Bulat Utemuratov
Creation is the most meaningful contribution to humanity. It is more important than success or achievement. The possibility of creating something new and better to benefit the people and country where you were born is a joy that should be shared. I think that both joy and children give the most meaning to life.
Bulat Utemuratov — is the president of Kazakhstan's Federation of Tennis, businessman, public figure, diplomat and founder of the Asyl Miras Charitable Foundation. He is one of Kazakhstan’s most influential businessmen and is ranked highly by Forbes Kazakhstan.
In 1981, he graduated from the Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy as an accredited economist.
In the early 90s, he began his public career at a department of the National Committee for Foreign Economic Relations, then at the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations. In the late 90s, he served as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Switzerland, representing his country at the UN and other international organisations in Geneva. From February 1999 to June 2003, Bulat Utemuratov served diligently as an assistant to the Kazakh President responsible for foreign political and economic affairs. Then from June 2003 to March 2006, he held the position of Secretary of Kazakhstan’s Security Council. From March 2006 to December 2008, he served as a chief clerk of the Kazakh President. Since December 2008, he works as a part-time advisor to the President of Kazakhstan, and since May 2010 he has also taken on the role of the Kazakh President’s ambassador-at-large for cooperation with neighbouring Kyrgyz Republic.
In August 2007, Bulat Utemuratov was elected president of Kazakhstan’s Federation of Tennis (KFT). The KFT started School Tennis Initiative and implements the Tennis for Ten programme. More recently, the KFT supports the future development of tennis in Kazakhstan at its state-of-the-art training facility and boarding school, The Academy of Tennis Team Kazakhstan. The men’s national team, who trains in this facility, reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals in 2011, 2013, and 2014; the women's national team competes regularly in high level competitions, including in the World Group of the Federation Cup.
Since October 2010, Bulat Utemuratov has actively contributed as a member of the presidium of Kazakhstan’s National Economic Chamber ‘Atameken Union’.
He is also notably the founder of two schools ,Haileybury, in Almaty and Astana and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Kazakh University of Economics, named after Turar Ryskulov (former Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy). In 2014, Bulat Utemuratov founded a private charitable foundation "Asyl Miras".