Gulsum is Chair of the Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants (CMC Kazakhstan) and a Member of IMC USA. She is a management consultant with 25+ years of experience specializing in the area of strategic management, finance, restructuring, market research, and business planning.
Gulsum met Gabriel and Viktoria in early 90s in Kazakhstan, where they came to assist with the country’s economic reforms. Gulsum worked on projects funded by international donor agencies helping governments in Kazakhstan and all of Central Asia in accounting reform, privatization and private sector development, pension reform, higher education reform, and regional economic development. Gulsum also has extensive experience working with private businesses in Central Asia and other countries.
Gulsum is an active business trainer specializing in business ethics, core consultancy skills, financial and management accounting, auditing, and strategic and business planning.
Gulsum serves as Chair of the International Committee judging applications for the annual International Award for Excellence in Consulting “Consulting without Borders,” which has been run by the Foundation since 2011.