Dmitriy Voyakin



Research Scientist (1997), Senior Research Scientist, Head of the department of Documentation and Archaeological Conservation at the lnstitute of Archaeology MES, Almaty, Kazakhstan (since 2005). M.A. (1999) from the Al-Faraby Kazakh State University (Honors), Ph.D. (2010) from the lnstitute of Archaeology MES Republic of Kazakhstan. General Director of the NGO “Archaeological Expertise” (since 2006). Director of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (since 2018).  Delegate to the World Heritage Committee from the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014-2017). Secretary-General of the National World Heritage Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014-2018). Member of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO (since 2018).  Field director of the more than ten archaeological expeditions (among them permanent archaeological missions at Otrar, Kayalyk, Akyrtas, Taraz, Sygnak, Dzhan kala, Dzhankent, Dzhuvara, Christian site Ilibalyk and Investigation of archaeological sites on the dry bottom of Aral sea), several international expeditions. Published 7 books, 7 albums, over 190 scientific papers, edited several monographs, 9 volumes of Heritage Sites of Zhambyl Region. One of the author and main executor of creation the “Kone Taraz” (Ancient Taraz) archaeological park project, “Almaty 1000 years’ anniversary” and “Shymkent 2200 years’ anniversary” inclusion to UNESCO calendar. Silk Road serial transnational nomination UNESCO national facilitator. 

Oybek Djabriev

Deputy Director for Finance


Managing economist, CFO, responsible for the financial management of the organization.

Provides financial and administrative support through expense planning and control. Participated in organizing all scientific conferences of IICAS since 2015. Monitors the timely implementation of IICAS projects. Holds a bachelor's degree in economics and management from the Samarkand Institute of Economics and Service. Completed a training in quality management system ISO 9001.

Intizor Raupova

Chief Accounting Officer


Joined IICAS in 2020.

Responsible for keeping accounting records of liabilities and business operations (sales of services, settlements with counterparties for services rendered, cash flows in foreign and national currency);

Prepares reporting data on relevant accounting sectors.

Monitors compliance with the procedure for filling out primary accounting documents, calculations and payment obligations, payroll spending, conducting accounting of fixed assets, inventory and cash, audits of accounting reports.

She has been working since 2000 as a Leading Accountant, Chief Accounting Officer, Head of the HR Department. In 2002-2011 was a leading accountant at Sino JSC; in 2011-2015 held the position of a Chief Accounting Officer at Florence LLC (Kemerovo Region, Russian Federation); In 2015-2020 was a Chief Accountant of MEHR MEDIA LLC.

Alim Feyzulayev

Leading researcher


Architect, specializes in conservation and heritage management.

As a part of an international expert team was in charge of preparing a State of Conservation (SoC) and Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) report for the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Kazakhstan (2019-2020). Was commissioned to perform a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the project of a new market “Shakhristan” in the Historic Center of Bukhara, Uzbekistan (2019). Has been contributing to the preparation of the Management Plan for the Historic Center of Bukhara (2015-2016). He holds a Master of Arts in Monumental Heritage degree from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, Germany and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tashkent Institute for Architecture and Civil Engineering (TACI).

Member of ICOMOS International since 2018.

Farukh Khabibullayev

Project manager


Architect, specializes in documentation of heritage sites.

As a part of an international expert team was in charge of preparing a State of Conservation (SoC) and Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) report for the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Kazakhstan (2019-2020). Was documentation expert of the projects of Heritage Impact Assessment for the new market “Shakhristan” in the Historic Center of Bukhara (Uzbekistan) run by IICAS in 2019. Participated in The Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Program as a GIS expert (2016, Aberystwyth, UK). Since 2015 Farukh has been a member of numerous archaeological expeditions in Kazakhstan also as the leader of the expedition. Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture (Kazakh National Research Technical University, with honors)

Anastasia Stepanova

Leading researcher, Editor.


Project Manager, Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes.

Responsible for the issue of the "Bulletin of IICAS"

Erkin Makhmudov

Operations Manager


Joined the International Institute for Central Asian Studies in 2018. Participated in a number of IICAS projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Holds a bachelor's degree from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Samarkand (2014). In 2014-2018 worked in the Republic of Korea.