In 2021, the Government of Kazakhstan awarded Ilyas Tulekeev, General Director of KAZ Minerals Bozymchak, the Order of Kyrmet. Mukhtar Tleuberdi, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, who presented the award in Nur-Sultan, praised Ilyas’ contribution to strengthening cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where Ilyas has been running our Bozymchak operations since 2011.
The Order of Kyrmet is a state award given to people who have made significant contributions to the development of business, economics, science, culture, education and public service in Kazakhstan.
“It is a huge honour to receive this award. I think this is recognition of the work of our entire team. Only together can we achieve such results and continue to strengthen the ties between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for many years,” Ilyas said upon receiving the award.
KAZ Minerals Bozymchak has also been commended for its performance in recent national corporate awards. Bozymchak was rated as the fifth best company in the country by the National Statistics Committee in an assessment of nearly 22,000 companies, and received the accolade of best company from the state newspapers Kyrgyz Tuusu and Erkin Too.
Bakhpurbek Alenov, editor-in-chief of Erkin Too, presented Ilyas Tulekeev with a diploma and a commemorative medal and noted the significant contribution of KAZ Minerals to the socio-economic development of the country. This is the ninth year in a row that Bozymchak has received this award.
KAZ Minerals Bozymchak has been commended as a leader in the Krygyz mining industry and for its contribution to the state budget. In addition, Bozymchak was recognised for implementing various social projects each year which improve conditions for the economic development of remote mountainous regions.