Ilyas Tulekeyev


General Director
KAZ Minerals Bozymchak

Ilyas Tulekeev was appointed General Director of Bozymchak mine and concentrator in Kyrgyzstan in 2011. Ilyas joined the Group in 2006. He graduated from the Kazakh National Technical University with a degree in Metallurgical engineering and holds degrees in Finance & Economics and an MBA in International Business from Academy of Economics & Management of Kazakhstan and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration respectively. Ilyas received several medals and awards in Kyrgyzstan for his contribution to social and economic development.

Plenary Session 3
19 June 2024 / 14:00 - 16:00 | Grand Ballroom

Bozymchak: investment opportunity success in the Kyrgyz Republic

Bozymchak, our copper and gold open pit mine in Kyrgyzstan, commenced production in the second half of 2014. In 2022, Bozymchak produced 6.2 kt of copper at an average copper grade of 0.66% and 38.1 koz of gold. The mine is currently operating as an open pit, with an underground development under construction.