Kainar is Managing Partner at Center for Research and Consulting, a Kazakhstan-based think-tank that specializes in public policy research, spatial development policies, strategy development for business and government.
He had experience in upstream oil production, investments in telecom industry, oil and gas analytics, entrepreneurship development. Kainar is also an independent director of a state-owned information and analytical agency for oil and gas industry. His core competences include corporate strategy formulation, industrial policy, entrepreneurship development policy.
Kainar holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.