Chairman of Kusto Group
During today’s tough times World Water Day reminds us of progress made on other long-term challenges
World Water Day 2020 came at a sombre time for the entire world. As all industries wrestle with the outbreak of COVID-19, there is great pressure on the global agricultural sector to keep production levels up.
Keep our faith in innovation to help agriculture weather this storm
Last month, my colleague Daniel Kunin gave an insightful interview on Kusto Group and, especially, Kazakhstan’s agricultural transformation. Then, last week, to mark World Water Day I wrote about the challenges the sector is facing due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Kusto, Kazakhstan and America’s relationships grow stronger week by week
Earlier this month, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Prime Minister Askar Mamin to Omaha, following Kusto Group’s partnership with Valmont Industries.
Kusto Group’s deal with Tyson is transformational
This week I had the pleasure of representing Kusto Group at the signing of our historic agreement with US agricultural giant, Tyson Foods, at their headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas
World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2019: Lessons from Kusto Group
World Entrepreneur’s Day 2019 arrives as Kusto Group marks another successful year. From our early days transforming ailing businesses in post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Kusto now operates across the globe, from Vietnam to Israel to Canada, with interests stretching from real estate to agriculture.
Kusto-Valmont deal a major step forward for Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector
The latest in our series of joint ventures with innovative US firms, has seen Kusto Group partner with Valmont Industries, Global Beef, to build a production plant for modern irrigation systems.
Akmola region welcomes Kazbeef’s latest meat processing plant
Yesterday saw the official opening of Kazbeef’s latest meat processing plant in Akmola region, Kazakhstan. This plant is the country’s only producer of marbled beef, free from hormones and antibiotics using the latest American technology, as a result of partnerships we have formed with leading U.S. agricultural companies
Kusto brings Wendy’s to Central Asia
Kusto Group has helped to bring Wendy’s, the world-famous fast-food brand, to Central Asia. As part of a joint project with Wissol Group and a local partner, we have opened two Wendy’s restaurants in Tashkent, the vibrant capital city of Uzbekistan. And many more are on the way!
Kusto Group presents stand-out agricultural projects at Year of Youth ceremony
The opening ceremony of Kazakhstan’s Year of Youth took place last week, led by his Excellency, President Nazarbayev. The ceremony kicked off the President’s new initiative to promote opportunities for young people in Kazakhstan and showcased some of the brightest talent in the country. Events like this help Kusto play its part to ensure Kazakh youth are empowered to help the country prosper.
Tsinandali Festival gives young Kazakh musicians chance to shine
This week, I was delighted to announce a new and innovative program for young Kazakh musicians to take part in the first ever Pan-Caucasian Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Kazakhstan Singapore Business Forum
This week, I travelled to Kusto’s adopted home: Singapore. I was taking part in the Kazakhstan-Singapore Business Forum, speaking with a range of business partners, political and community leaders about Kazakhstan’s tremendous potential and discussing ways to boost ties between our countries.
Kusto Group extends its reach into the seed market
I was delighted last week to introduce KAZSEED to the world, as part of Kusto Group’s rapid expansion of our agriculture division. This latest development has been undertaken in partnership with our friends at Baumgartner Agriculture Science and Service (BASS).
Celebrating the completion of Kusto Group’s pioneering luxury development in Vietnam
On October 6 I was happy to see Kusto Group reach a significant milestone in its history, as our development unit, Kusto Home, celebrated the completion of its first luxury residential project in Vietnam.
Agricultural Excellence: Kusto Group Take a Five State Tour of America
Together with other Kusto Group members, I recently completed a five-day study tour in the American heartland to see first hand, best practices in the livestock and agribusiness sectors.
Kusto Group at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum: Post-Event Thoughts
Earlier this week I had the honour of representing Kusto Group at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, an event that brought together a group of inspirational figures from around the world.