CEO Centras Group
Eldar Abdrazakov is Founder & CEO of the Centras Group. Centras is a Kazakhstan’s leading investment & insurance firm. Centras commands Top3 position in retail insurance distribution and expands its digital services in Mobility, Property, Health & Wealth.
Prior to founding Centras at 2004, Eldar was Head of Wholesale & Investment Banking at Kazkommertsbank, then Kazakhstan’s largest bank, and CEO at Kazkommerts Securities. Abdrazakov joined the bank as an international banking officer in 1995.
Eldar serves on the Boards of Directors at the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, Air Astana, Forte Bank. He chairs the Kazakhstan Competitiveness Council and a member of Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Davis Center on Russia & Eurasia.
Eldar Abdrazakov graduated from Yassawi University, Kazakhstan and competed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program (GMP8). Also in February 2023 Eldar Abdrazakov received the status Chartered Director of the UK’s Institute of Directors.
“Centras” today is a group of innovative companies operating in various fields: investment, insurance, medicine, IT, restaurant business, business events, education. The Group consists of “Centras Securities”, “Centras Insurance”, “Life Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir”, “Centras Brand”, “SOS Medical Assistance”, Kazakhstan Growth Forum, as well as the Alpha Lab product team, IHUB development team and the K-PRO educational project (Professionalize Kazakhstan).
The introduction of advanced global technologies and their spread to different industries is the main goal of the Group. The name of the Group – “Centras” – symbolizing the Central Asian region, reflects the desire to stick to their roots, work and implement the best ideas in Kazakhstan.
“Turning ideas into capital” is a reflection of the philosophy and motto of the Group working in an innovative economy, when ideas are the main engine of development.
The team of professionals is the main asset of Centras. Professionalism, self-improvement, dedication. These qualities, as well as a focus on success, energy and striving for the ideal in business, are the main character traits of people working in a Group.
The main priority is the interests of the client. Owning a full set of modern technologies, we offer the best to the client, not focusing on the usual stereotypes and going beyond the generally accepted standard products. Unique solutions are developed for each client, taking into account the long-term strategy of its development and the specifics of doing business.
The long-term success of the Group is linked to the progress of our partner clients. We earn not at the expense of the client, but together with him. The Group’s activities are not limited only to business projects, “Centras” participates in social and socially significant programs.