HR in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Strategies and tools for achieving local success
29 June | 09:00 – 12:00 Uhr (CET) | 1687 Restaurant & Café, Mittelstraße 30, 10117, Berlin
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Language: English

About the event

During our business breakfast, the partners and HR experts from our offices in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan together with representatives of German Eastern Business Association will introduce various business opportunities in these dynamically growing New Eurasian Tiger States. 

The event will provide a brief overview of current economic developments and look at the HR topic from the perspective of concrete strategies and approaches for attracting skilled workers to set up a local business or production.


Arrival of the participants & Registration
Opening & Introduction
Workforce Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Education, digitalisation and securing the workforce of the future
Petya Hristova, Director Health & Workforce Development, German Eastern Business Association 
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as new Eurasian Tiger States
Artur Bartel, Team lead business development, Kazakhstan; head of branch office in Kyrgyzstan
Session 1, followed by Q&A
Brief Update on Economic Development and Activities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan 
Eduard Kinsbruner, Regional Director Central Asia, German Eastern Business Association
Session 2, followed by Q & A
HR in Market Entry and Industrial Production in Central Asia: Labour Market Trends, Strategies and Tools for Local Skilled Labour Recruitment and Talent Scouting
Olga Nezgovorova, HR Director, SCHNEIDER GROUP Kazakhstan
Nodir Ayupov, Partner, SCHNEIDER GROUP Uzbekistan
Case studies: Companies Best Practices 
Langheinrich Vertriebs GmbH in Uzbekistan
Burkhard Oel, CEO Langheinrich Vertriebs GmbH
Open Discussion & Networking

About speakers

Petya Hristova
Director Health & Workforce Development
Artur Bartel
Team lead business development, Kazakhstan; head of branch office in Kyrgyzstan
Artur joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in September 2017 as a business development specialist. He was responsible for business development projects and support of foreign businesses expanding to Kazakhstan. With business growth of SCHNEIDER GROUP’s clients and their further expansion to Kyrgyzstan, Artur’s area of responsibility was also extended to cover similar projects there.

Based on his work results contributing to the company’s financial performance, Artur was promoted to team lead business development in October 2021. He was appointed head of the branch office of SCHNEIDER GROUP in Kyrgyzstan later in 2022. Artur specialises in business development and support of foreign investors in the CIS countries. He serves as an interim CEO for several international companies operating in Kazakhstan.
Eduard Kinsbruner
Regional Director Central Asia, German Eastern Business Association
Olga Nezgovorova

Olga joined the company in 2010. She is in charge of the full range of company HR services: advises SCHNEIDER GROUP customers on labour and migration law, leads projects on Kazakhstan labour market analysis, employer of record, HR administration, occupational and health safety, personnel recruitment, assessment and training.

Olga holds the position of the Head of HR Competence Centre at SCHNEIDER GROUP and is the chairperson and active member of the HR & Marketing task force by the German Economic Union in Kazakhstan. In July 2021, Olga became an Erickson School Certified coach.

Olga speaks Russian, English and German.

Nodir Ayupov
Partner, Uzbekistan

Nodir became Director of the Tashkent office in September 2018.
He is responsible for the development of services provided by the Tashkent office, including accounting outsourcing and automation, ERP implementation and integration, interim management, business setup and manufacturing localisation.

Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Nodir worked for 18 years for Uzbekistan Airways in increasingly responsible positions, starting as Head of External Affairs and completing his job for the airline as Head of representative offices in Kazakhstan, Greece, and Spain. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in finance and international consulting.

Nodir earned a degree in Finance, Consulting, and Venture Management from Emory University (Atlanta, the USA) and a degree in International Business from the Tashkent State University of Economics, where he taught Management Accounting course after the graduation.
Nodir speaks 5 languages: Russian, English, Uzbek, Spanish and Greek.

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