Saule Bazilzhanova

Saule Bazilzhanova
Saule Bazilzhanova


Saule Bazilzhanova is the Partner of Grant Thornton in Kazakhstan managing valuation and consulting services, general director Grant Thornton Appraisal LLP.


Saule has over fifteen years’ experience in the valuation practice, her assignments have included the valuation in areas oil-gas industry, mining industry, agricultural industry, phosphor industry for privatization and tax issues, the valuation of a five star hotel in conjunction with an ongoing audit, as well as the valuation to be used as collateral for an asset based loan.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in Kazakhsatn, Saule was a general director of AppraisConsult LLP, director of the Rice Group,Central Asia LLP, manage valuation departments of PricewaterhouseCoopers Kazakhstan and Deloitte and Touche.

Saule has worked on numerous valuation projects including: JSC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, JSC NC Kazmunaygaz, JSC «KazTransOil», Kazakstan China Pipeline LLP, MunaiTas LLP; JSC «Kazchrome», JSC «Kazakhstan Engineering», Kazakhmys Corporation, JSC «Aluminium Kazakhstan», JSC «Eurasian Energy Corporation», JSC «SSGPO», JSC “Shubakol komir”, JSC PK Uzhpolimetal, JSC «ABDI Company», Kazakhstan Kagazy Holding, «Caspian Resources», Karaganda Cement Plant, Alinex group, JSC Chimfarm, Ivolga Holding, Tsesna Corporation, Tsesna Bank, JSC «Holding Kazexportastyk», JSC NC SPK «Saryarka», «SINOOIL» LLP, «Philip Morris Kazakhstan» LLP, «Philip Morris St Petersburg», Rigent Ankara (Ayt Hotel, Almaty), Intercontinental Hotel Astana, Chagala Group, JSC «RG Brands»; "TeaLand" LLP; JSC "Central Asia Cement"; JSC KazRDSI “Energia”, "GALANZ bottlers" LLP; JSC “Pavlodar Machinery Plant”, "Samek International" LLP; JSC "Caspian Beverage Holding"; TMZ LLP; "Toyota Almaty" LLP; Visor Capital, JSC "Kurmettycement"; "Glass Factory "Darkhan" LLP; "Company Food Master" LLP; "Ayt Housing Complex" LLP; «OMS Shipping» LLP; JSC “Varvarinskoye” ТОО «Мунайтас»; JSC «Kazakhtelecom»; JSC «Nursat»; JSC «Altel»; LLP «GSM Kazakhstan ОJSC «Kazakhtelecom» (К-Селл); LLP«Mobile Telecom Service» Pavlodar Refinery Plan, Shymkentnefteorgsyntez (ShNOS).

Sector experience

  • Oil and Gas and Mining
  • Metals and Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Power industry
  • Food processing
  • Hotels
  • Banks

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers from 2006
  • General license to practice valuation throughout the Republic of Kazakhstan № FL-0150, 2002
  • MBA in banking and finance, KIMEP, 1992-1994
  • Holder of high honor in math, Kazakh State University, 1988
  • Certificates on business valuation, machinery & equipment, real estate, intellectual property.