Executive Management
Executive Management
Alexey Kotov, CEO, President

Mr. Kotov has been with the Company since January 2003. From January 2003 to September 2007, Mr. Kotov served as in-house legal counsel to Caspian Services Group Limited. As such, Mr. Kotov performed general corporate and operational legal assignments in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mr. Kotov was also responsible for supervising the work of a staff of legal personnel assigned to various Company subsidiaries. Since October 2007 Mr. Kotov has served as General Counsel for Kazakhstan, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of Caspian Services Inc., while based in the Company`s U.S. office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Kotov graduated from Kazak State Law University in July 1998 and qualified as an Attorney the same year. Mr. Kotov is an admitted attorney in the Republic of Kazakhstan and is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of Utah. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business in March 2001 and an LL.M, Master of Law degree from The George Washington University Law School in May 2002. Mr. Kotov also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University, Lloyds Marine Academy in February 2007. Mr. Kotov is not a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant.

Indira Kaliyeva, CFO

Ms. Kalieva has over a decade of accounting and financial reporting management experience working for major international audit and oil-gas service industries players in Kazakhstan. Ms. Kalieva has been employed with the Company since April 2006. From April 2006 to May 2009 she served as the Company's Financial Reporting Manager and Financial Controller. In that capacity she was responsible for supervision of the Company's financial reporting team and for consolidation of the financial and statutory accounting of all Company subsidiaries in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Before joining the Company, Ms. Kalieva was employed with PetroKazakhstan, a Canadian oil exploration and production company operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan. From April 2003 through November 2004 she served in the position of Senior Financial Reporting Analyst and from November 2004 through April 2006 she held the position of Deputy Financial Reporting Manager. During her employment with PetroKazakhstan, Ms. Kalieva was responsible for preparation of monthly GAAP/IAS/KAS financial statements; supervised and reviewed reports and account analysis; maintained financial reporting processes and ensured they met operational and management information requirements; developed and implemented financial reporting policies and procedures; ensured that external audit deadlines and information requirements met and acted as principal contact for all external audit interaction; liaised with government auditors and other governmental organizations on specific financial matters and oversaw training and development of financial reporting staff. Ms. Kalieva worked for Deloitte & Touche in Almaty, Kazakhstan from July 1997 to April 2003 where she held several positions from Auditor's Assistant to Senior Auditor and worked with major clients in the energy, mining, and oil and gas sectors conducting audits in accordance with IAS, US GAAP and Kazakhstan statutory requirements. Ms. Kalieva is 36 years old.

Arran Watson, Branch Director

Mr. Watson joined the Company in 2008. Prior to his appointment he was engaged as the Managing Director of Geo-Systems International, a company involved in survey, monitoring and planning of large infrastructure and energy projects in South East Asia. From 2005 to 2007 Mr. Watson was engaged by H.J. Heinz Company to work alongside local partners throughout China on planning and implementation of large-scale agricultural production and traceability projects. Previous to this, he worked with numerous companies, governments and agencies in the capacity of environmental and logistics management in a number of South East Asian countries. These engagements were concentrated in the energy, planning, and mining sectors. Mr. Watson graduated in 1994 from University of Sheffield with a Dual Honours Degree in Environmental Science and Microbiology.