Mrs. Zhang Ling
Mrs. Zhang Ling is a professional diplomat seconded by the People's Republic of China to the CICA Secretariat in October 2023 as the CICA Deputy Secretary General, a member of the professional personnel. Mrs. Zhang Ling assists the Secretary General in addressing organizational and other operational issues. She also coordinates the promotion of the CICA confidence building measures and serves as a focal point for the human dimension.
Mr. Doulat Kuanyshev
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Doulat Kuanyshev is an Expert in the Military-Political Dimension of CICA. He has experience as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to seven countries, including three CICA Member States (India, Israel, Sri Lanka), and Permanent Representative to various international organizations. At different times, he served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Press Secretary of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Chairman of the Investment Agency of Kazakhstan.
Mr. Adel Adaileh
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Adel Adaileh is an Expert in the CICA Dimension of New Challenges and Threats. Mr. Adel Adaileh has experience as the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to three countries: South Korea, Azerbaijan and Georgia (two of them are CICA Member States). He also served as the Director of the Asian Affairs Department in the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for three years and represented Jordan in a number of international conferences. He gives lectures on international relations at the University of Jordan as a part-time lecturer.
Mr. Ugur Turan
Dr. Ugur Turan is an Expert of the CICA Secretariat on confidence building measures in the Environmental Dimension with an academic background as an experienced Turkish researcher. He specializes in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and green energy in his Ph.D. in economics. He worked in China and Turkey. He also worked as a researcher in the European Union Horizon 2020 Dialogues and Campaigners projects. His areas of interest include sustainable development goals, climate change, environment, sustainable energy, and green economy. He has publications in international journals and conferences.
Mr. Yerzhan Birtan
As a Director of the Office of the Secretary General Mr. Yerzhan Birtan supports the Secretary General by providing advice and analysis on substantive and strategic issues of further development of CICA and carrying out coordination between the Chairmanship and the Secretariat. He also oversees implementation of the Chairmanship priorities and provides substantive and organizational support to СICA governing bodies.
Mr. Anuar Tanalinov
Mr. Anuar Tanalinov is a career diplomat seconded by the Republic of Kazakhstan to the CICA Secretariat as a Senior Officer, member of the professional personnel. Mr. Anuar Tanalinov serves as a focal point for implementing confidence building measures in the Military-Political Dimension, New Challenges & Threats, Combating Terrorism, the CICA Think Tank Forum and the Council of Eminent Persons. He also coordinates cooperation with the following CICA Member States: Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Kuwait, as well as with the EEU, SCO, RATS SCO, EU, OIC, ESCAP.
Mr. Arkady Koshcheev
Mr Arkady Koshcheev is a career diplomat seconded by the Russian Federation to the CICA Secretariat in September 2021 as a Senior Officer, member of the professional personnel. Mr Arkady Koscheev is coordinating the implementation of confidence building measures in Combating Illicit Drugs, Natural Disaster Management, Security of and in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies. He is also responsible for cooperation with the following CICA Member States: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Kyrgyzstan Thailand, South Korea, Viet Nam, as well as with ASEAN, the ACD, the SAARC, and the UNODC.
Mr. Lakshmi Kanta Kumbhar
Mr. Lakshmi Kanta Kumbhar is a career diplomat seconded by the Republic of India to the CICA Secretariat as a Senior Officer, member of the professional personnel. Mr. Lakshmi Kanta Kumbhar facilitates the implementation of confidence building measures in the areas of Energy Security, Tourism, Finance, Trade & Investment. Besides, he facilitates coordination with the following CICA Member States: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and Qatar. He is also responsible for coordination with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), League of Arab States (LAS), and International Organization for Migration (IOM) etc.
Ms. Akmaral Kinzhebayeva
Ms. Akmaral Kinzhebayeva is a career diplomat seconded by the Republic of Kazakhstan to the CICA Secretariat as a Senior Officer and member of the professional personnel. As a lawyer specializing in international law, Ms. Akmaral Kinzhebayeva assists the Member States in transforming CICA into a full-fledged international organization. She also serves as a focal point for implementing confident building measures in the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, Secure and Effective Systems of Transportation Corridors, sustainable connectivity, the Business Council and the Business Forum. Moreover, she coordinates collaboration with the following CICA Member States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Türkiye, UAE, and with the CICA Observer States: the USA and Japan. Ms. Kinzhebayeva is also responsible for cooperation with the Islamic Organization of Food Security, United Nations (including UN bodies), and OSCE.
Mr. Aldiyar Kapyshev
Mr. Aldiyar Kapyshev is a diplomat seconded by the Republic of Kazakhstan to the CICA Secretariat as an Officer, member of the professional personnel. As Officer, Mr. Aldiyar Kapyshev is a focal point for implementing confidence building measures in the areas of Sustainable Development, Environment Protection, Epidemiological Safety, Public Health, Pharmaceuticals, and the Youth Council. Additionally, Mr. Kapyshev coordinates cooperation with the following CICA Member States: China, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as with UNESCO, TURKPA, OTS, and the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan. Moreover he is responsible for coordination in the establishment of CICA Partnership Network of leading universities, 2024 High-level Conference on Environmental Issues and a Rally of the Volunteer Movement Leaders in 2024.
Mrs. Magira Rushanova
Mrs. Magira Rushanova in her capacity as an accountant is responsible for ensuring financial management of the accounts of the Secretariat in accordance with the financial rules and regulations of the CICA. Her duties also include preparation of the annual budget and financial statements of the Secretariat.
Mr. Rustem Zhumabekov
Mr. Rustem Zhumabekov is a documents management officer and is responsible for managing, maintaining and ensuring control of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the CICA Secretariat. He is also in charge of designing and further improving the Secretariat’s filing and archiving systems.
Mrs. Saule Yermekbayeva
Mrs. Saule Yermekbayeva as a human resources officer is responsible for implementing human resources policies at the CICA Secretariat in accordance with the established standards and procedures of the CICA Staff Regulations.
Mr. Sultan Amirkhanov
Mr. Sultan Amirkhanov in his capacity as a legal advisor provides legal advice and assistance regarding CICA documents, regulatory framework of the Secretariat and the Rules of Procedure. He also provides advisory and drafting service on the legal matters of the Secretariat activities.
Mrs. Assel Nokeyeva
Mrs. Assel Nokeyeva is an office management officer and is responsible for administrative and organizational issues, including issues of procurement and maintaining Office’s functioning systems.
Ms. Gulnara Alimbayeva
Ms. Gulnara Alimbayeva is a personal assistant to Secretary General. She provides secretarial and administrative assistance.
Mr. Narbota Tursynkhan
Mr. Narbota Tursynkhan is a personal assistant to Deputy Secretary General. He provides secretarial and administrative assistance.
Mr. Meiram Islam
Mr. Meiram Islam is an interpreter-translator, engaged in translation of documents and providing interpretation at meetings of the governing, working and advisory bodies as well as events held under the CICA Plan of Implementation of Confidence Building Measures.
Ms. Aima Seitova
Ms. Aima is an interpreter-translator, engaged in translation of documents and providing interpretation at meetings of the governing, working and advisory bodies as well as events held under the CICA Plan of Implementation of Confidence Building Measures.
Ms. Akbota Batyrkhan
Ms. Akbota Batyrkhan is a public relations officer and is responsible for raising awareness about the CICA Secretariat through disseminating information about events and projects in the mass media to the general public. She also deals with organization of press conferences, interviews, and publication of the quarterly CICA Digest.
Mr. Kairat Shingozhinov
Mr. Kairat Shingozhinov is an information technologies officer and provides IT support within the Secretariat and technical support during CICA meetings. He also administers the website of the Secretariat.
Ms. Saltanat Amirzhanova
Ms. Saltanat is an administrative assistant. She coordinates arranging business trips of the personnel of the Secretariat, and the issues of accreditation of foreign diplomats in the host country. She is also in charge of conducting legal review and signing of contracts.
Mrs. Gulnaz Nurpeisova
Mrs. Gulnaz Nurpeissova is an assistant to the document management officer and provides support in managing the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the CICA Secretariat. She is also in charge of the Secretariat’s filing and archiving systems.
Ms. Alua Khangerey
Ms. Alua Khangerey is a senior team assistant and is responsible for providing editorial, research and analytical support to the Experts in the Military-Political, Environmental, and New Challenges and Threats Dimensions. She also assists members of the professional staff of the Secretariat.
Ms. Arailym Assylbekova
Ms. Arailym Assylbekova is a team assistant. She is responsible for filling the Secretariat's website with current and archival materials, highlighting events and projects on social media to increase Organisation's visibility; and provides assistance to members of the professional staff of the Secretariat.
Mr. Tahir Kazykhan