Yerlan Nigmatulin: biography


Yerlan Zayrullaevich Nigmatulin is one of the most influential businessmen of Kazakhstan. In addition to his business projects, Yerlan Nigmatulin is actively working on the development of social projects. These include a number of initiatives aimed at improving the environment in Kazakhstan. The entrepreneur is also engaged in charity by transferring money to special funds and helping people in need.


Nigmatulin Yerlan Zairullaevich Nigmatulin was born on August 31, 1962 in Karaganda in the family of a veteran of the Second World War. He spent his childhood in industrial areas, which decisively shaped his attitude to the ecological well-being of the country. From an early age, the future entrepreneur loved nature and realized its importance for the life of every person. From childhood, Yerlan Nigmatulin showed diligence and hard work, and these qualities helped him to succeed in life.


Yerlan Nigmatulin studied at the Karaganda Co-operative Institute, where he specialized as an accountant in 1983. In addition, the entrepreneur studied at other educational institutions. In 1999 he received a degree as a candidate of economic sciences.

The professional career of the entrepreneur began in 1983, when he began working as an auditor in the Dzhezkazgan regional Executive Committee. Yerlan Nigmatulin always showed himself as a responsible and purposeful employee. Thanks to these qualities, he repeatedly held prestigious positions: deputy director, head of department, general director.

Successful business management

Nigmatulin Yerlan Zayrullaevich tried himself in various fields of business: agriculture, metallurgy, production of bakery products, etc. and often he managed to see prospects where others did not see them.  The entrepreneur was not afraid to invest large sums in projects, as he realized that with efficient operational management and a good knowledge of the market, the probability of a sustainable return was high. In economically unstable times, the companies he founded gave people work

In 2016-2017. Yerlan Nigmatulin opened two bakeries in Karaganda and Balkhash. Their products became very popular among the local residents. The factories were equipped with modern equipment manufactured in Europe, capable of producing up to 75 tons of bread and confectionery per day.

After the successful launch of bakeries, Yerlan Nigmatulin began to be interested in ferroalloys. These are special additives that contribute to improving the quality of steel. Using the available resources, Yerlan Nigmatulin managed to create world-class companies. In 2019, YDD Corporation’s ferroalloy plant was opened in Karaganda, which can produce 240,000 tons of products per year. And in 2021, the construction of the EkibastuzFerroAlloys plant began in Ekibastuz, Pavlodar Region.


Yerlan Nigmatulin is not only engaged in commercial activities, but also is engaged in charitable projects. For 20 years, the entrepreneur has been sponsoring the orphanage of Balkhash. Thanks to him, the orphanage received all the necessary furniture: cabinets, chests of drawers, benches and others.

Yerlan Nigmatulin to a considerable extent supports medical institutions. On his behalf, 10 cars were handed over to polyclinics, and the hospitals received medicines, oxygen concentrators and heart rate monitors. Enterprises belonging to Nigmatulin transferred 1 billion tenge to the Public Social Fund “Kazakhstan Khalkyna”. The funds from this fund are used for the implementation of various social projects.

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