Spotlights

Kubat Alymkulov

Business Administration '05

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing”


Abraham Lincoln


 


Kubat is the Managing Director for Central Asia in Aiten Consulting Group and has worked in the past for such big names as Deloitte and Touché, where he received a double promotion that propelled him professionally and KPMG where he began his career path after graduating from AUCA.


 


On the personal side five terms that Kubat Alymkulov can be described with would be –determined, honest, noble, driven and a huge Manchester United fan. Wearing a crisp white shirt and tailored suit, Kubat is a down to earth young man with a strong character, who likes skiing, staying up late cheering his favorite football club and the film Bumer. He enjoys music and literature and named ChingizAitmatov among his favorite authors.


 


The foundations of his professional success were laid at AUCA. When entering the university, Kubat’s interest in finance determined his choice of department he wanted to study and led him to the professional heights he is at today. Kubat always took his studies seriously and had great appreciation for his professors, two of which played an important role in inspiring and encouraging him on his way to success. Olga Galimova helped Kubat to pass his CAP (Certified Accounting Practitioner) and to receive his ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Today Kubat speaks fondly of her professionalism and individual approach to each student. The second professor that influenced Kuban is Irina Nizovskaya who taught critical thinking and taught her students to appreciate and understand the importance of it.


 


Kubat was ecstatic during his graduation ceremony. It is hardly surprising given that he graduated with honors. It also made him feel somewhat sad as the realization of yet another chapter of his life being turned has dawned on him. But Kubat felt that this was also the beginning of something new and extremely exciting.


 


When asked what motivates him in life, Kubat pauses for a minute and then answers in a clear voice – “Self-realization!” He went on to add that the desire to prove himself of being capable of achieving his goals plays an important role. Double promotion, diploma with honors, excellent final school grades… But his determination and commitment is not exclusively professional. Kubat has a black belt in Karate and won championships in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.


 


“I would like to thank two individuals who have not only influenced me but have made me who I am today. I would like to thank my mother who has always been there for me in both good and bad times. It is because of her love and undivided attention I am who I am today. Also, I would like to thank my Karate instructor who has taught me the essence of discipline and hard work. I can honestly say that without the help of these two people I would have been a very different person”.

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