Alstom appoints Kanat Alpysbayev to lead its Western & Central Asia business
1 October 2021 – Alstom appoints Kanat Alpysbayev as Managing Director of Western & Central Asia Cluster to support the region’s ambitious goals related to the modernization and industrialization of their transportation industry. Kanat joins Alstom from KazPost, the national postal service of Kazakhstan where he served as chairman of the board.
Kanat Alpysbayev brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the transportation industry. He also served as Managing Director for Logistics and International Cooperation at Samruk-Kazyna, National Welfare Fund. Previous roles included CEO and Chairman of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, National Railways and other leadership positions in Air Astana and General Electric. He earned several postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in business and engineering, including an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles and National University of Singapore.
“I am excited to welcome Kanat to Alstom. He brings a wealth of experience and unique insight that will help us take our business and localization efforts to the next level. Western & Central Asia is an extremely important market for Alstom because of its demonstrated commitment to developing its mobility infrastructure. We have developed strong manufacturing and maintenance capability in region and look forward to enabling more industrial initiatives, creating jobs and driving innovation for mutual benefit,” says Andrew DeLeone, AMECA President.
“I am proud to join Alstom and lead the company’s business in Western & Central Asia. Alstom is an industry leader with talented employees that develop high-tech mobility solutions that benefit customers worldwide. I look forward to growing our partnerships and local capability in support of the region’s rail industry revitalization,” stated Kanat Alpysbayev, Alstom Managing Director for Western & Central Asia.
Alstom in Western & Central Asia employs over 1,000 people and has three offices (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan), five depots, two plants and a repair center. One plant is EKZ in Nur-Sultan for electric locomotives manufacturing and maintenance and production of on-board transformers, and the second KEP in Almaty to produce point machines. Alstom is a major contributor to the revitalization of the region’s mobility industry and the development of its economy.