ALMATY, Kazakhstan, November 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KMG International changes the Group's management structure, appointing Catalin Dumitru as Senior Vice President for Operational Activities and Alexey Golovin as Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategy of the Group. Azamat Zhangulov, the acting Senior Vice-President of KMG International was promoted as Senior Vice-President for Sales and Marketing within KazMunayGas, the national oil & gas company of Kazakhstan, the sole shareholder of KMG International. With 15 years of experience in the oil industry, Azamat Zhangulov joined KMG International in 2012, when he was appointed as the Deputy General Director on financial matters. From the position of Senior Vice President of KMG International, Azamat Zhangulov coordinated the Group's long term strategy and corporate development, implemented in line with the business objectives of the sole shareholder. The newly appointed Vice President of KMG International, Alexey Golovin, will take over the responsibilities of corporate development and strategy of the Group, coordinating the strategic development, M&A projects, public relations and relations with governmental authorities and the sole shareholder. Catalin Dumitru, who had previously held the position of Vice President of KMG International coordinating the operational activities, is assuming the role of Senior Vice President of KMG International, continuing to be responsible for the entire operational chain of the Group. " Alexey Golovin and Catalin Dumitru proved excellent management qualities and I am confident that from their new positions they will continue to significantly contribute to the group's development. The operational activity coordinated by Catalin Dumitru had a major contribution to making the group profitable in the past three years, while Alexey Golovin successfully fulfilled his duties in different management positions held within the group, thus our new management structure is well positioned in order to ensure further improvement of KMG International's profitability", Zhanat Tussupbekov, chief executive officer (CEO) of KMG International, commented. He continued: "I thank Azamat Zhangulov for the fruitful collaboration during the past four years and for the excellent results, achieved despite the challenging environment and I wish him to successfully fulfill his targets from his new position".