Executive director of Transparency International Kazakhstan, expert on international relations. 


  • chief specialist of the press service of the Department of Internal Affairs of the North Kazakhstan Region (2013-2015)
  • chief expert of analytical and monitoring departments of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on civil service and fighting corruption (2015-2017)
  • chief press consultant - Services of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2017-2018)
  • Head of the Department of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and the Fight against Corruption in the Atyrau Region (2018)
  • Field researcher as part of postgraduate course of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences (2018).


  • Anthropological approach in the interdisciplinary study of the corruption phenomenon, Modern Studies of Social Issues, 2019, Volume 11, Number 3
  • Possibilities of citizen control in Kazakhstan: experience of ethnological research, Vestnik ROSSIJSKOJ NACII, (Bulletin of Russian nation)
  • Anthropological approach to the study of the impact of gift-exchange on informal socio-economic relations

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Olga Shiyan


Civil Foundation Transparency Kazakhstan

Professional Title

Executive Director


  • Europe and Central Asia




Anthropology of corruption in modern Central Asian countries.

Anti-Corruption Compliance.
Ethno-confessional monitoring and conflict prevention.

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