Uranium major Kazatomprom has appointed Mazhit Sharipov as CEO and chairperson of Kazatomprom's management board.
Sharipov was named acting CEO last week, after Galymzhan Pirmatov resigned from his position with effect from September 2.
Sharipov has been with the company since 2015 as MD of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and as chief nuclear fuel cycle officer since January 2021. Dosbolat Sarymsakov is interim chief nuclear fuel cycle officer.
Kazatomprom board chairperson Neil Longfellow commented that Sharipov’s appointment was in line with the company's succession plan, developed following the initial public offering.
The company also announced that Askar Kassabekov would take early retirement and that he had resigned from his position as Kazatomprom's COO, effective September 3.
He was only in the role since May 2021.
The company has initiated a recruitment process to find a replacement for Kassabekov.
Aliya Akzholova, currently director of the mining department at Kazatomprom, would act as interim COO.