Our Leadership Team – NBS

Dr. Gregory Dunn

Dean of Narxoz Business School

Gregory J Dunn is Dean of Narxoz Business School. Gregory obtained his PhD in Strategic Management from the National University of Singapore and B.A. in Economics & Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prior to his role at Narxoz, Gregory served as Dean of the American University of Central Asia School of Entrepreneurship & Business Administration in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, helping create an international-quality academic and research culture and leading the program to AACSB candidacy. His interests in educational and program development center around helping students become imaginative, future-ready leaders able to transcend physical and intellectual boundaries. Gregory’s research and teaching interests include strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to embarking on his academic career, Gregory worked in finance, corporate strategy and logistics.


Maira Zharylkasinova

Associate Dean of Academics

Maira Zharylkasinova is an Associate Dean of Academics at the Narxoz Business School where she also serves as an Associate Professor. She holds a candidate of economic science degree from Narxoz University, as well as DipIFR (АССА) and CAP professional certificates. Maira completed her BA in Accounting and Auditing at Kyzylorda Politechnical University. She is a Bolashak Fellow (University of Leiden, the Netherlands) and runs a business focusing on business accounting services.


Yelena Konovalova

Associate Dean of Administration

Yelena Konovalova serves as an Associate Dean of Administration at the Narxoz Business school. Prior to joining Narxoz University, Yelena worked as the Head of Graduate Programs and also as a Lecturer at Kazakh-British Technical University. Yelena was the Manager of Graduate Programs and administrative capacities at KIMEP University. She also holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from KIMEP University. Currently, Yelena is completing her DBA at Narxoz University. As a seasoned administrator, she brings years of experience in launching, management and accreditation of bachelor, master and doctoral business programs.


Anna Nagornova

Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Anna Nagornova serves as Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance at the Narxoz Business School. She completed her masters degree at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea. Anna’s work for research institutes combines knowledge and experiences from both the private and public sector.  She previously worked at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) as a Strategic Development Officer, utilizing creative capabilities as an administrator, researcher, and instructor.


Tomiko Kim

Head of Development and Sales

Tomiko Kim is Head of Development and Sales at NBS. Tomiko completed her B.A. in World Economics and is the only certified master of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Omotesenlke style living in Kazakhstan. For eight years with her American partner she ran a language school “The Teachers’s Cooperative” which served companies such as Schlumberger, Samruk Kazyna, Avon, ATF Bank and many other local and international companies.  She was one of the key team members of Bagira Ltd who introduced  Japanese and Italian brands Pramac, Denyo and THreeheart to the market of Kazakhstan. Currently In her recruitment role, Tomiko spearheads recruitment and sales efforts for the graduate program and executive education at NBS, working closely with potential students and corporate clients.


Aigerim Dzhunusbekova

Coordinator of Graduate Programs

Aigerim Dzhunusbekova serves as Coordinator of Graduate Programs at the Narxoz Business School and joined the university in 2011. She received her MS in Management from Narxoz University.