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Name: Saltanat Rakhymbekova

Nationality: Kazakh

Born: 1965

Occupation: head of Business and Industry Department in Central Karaganda province of Kazakhstan

Education: mechanical engineering

Family : married, with two daughters

Hobbies/Interests: reading books

Greatest Achievement to Date: launched an association of entrepreneurs, which lobbies and consults on draft legislation that affects the sector

Her motto is: "If people are eager to achieve success, everything depends on people themselves" and something that her scientific adviser used to tell her: "Saltanat, you are a purposeful woman and you can become a successful businesswoman"

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