Askar Baitassov

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Mr. Askar Baitassov
Born Askar Baitassov
(1984-09-25) 25 September 1984 (age 30)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Residence Almaty, Kazakhstan
Occupation Founder of AB Restaurants
Years active 2003–present

Mr. Askar Baitassov (born 25 September 1984) is a Kazakh entrepreneur and restaurateur.[1]

Baitassovowns the largest Kazakh restaurant company, AB Restaurants, which comprises more than 20 establishments. The group specializes in international cuisine.[2]

In the past three years, the company's headcount has doubled to 1,000 employees, while revenue has multiplied by two and half times.[3]

On 1 August 2012 Cafeteria deli cafe was named by The New York Times "a favorite with Almaty’s arty crowd".[4]

In June 2013 Askar Baitassov has become an Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 entrant. He represented Kazakhstan during the Award Ceremony in June 2013 in Monte-Carlo.[5]

Among projects initiated by him is Weekender Almaty Summer Music Festival[6] that takes place in Almaty twice a year. It is designed to introduce indie music to local audiences.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Entrepreneur Of The Year Country winners June 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
  2. ^ The Kazakh restaurateur with global ambitions 8 September 2013 by Rayhan Demytrie BBC News
  3. ^ Everopeyskaya Propiska Askara Baitassova 13 July 2013 by Alexander Vorotilov Forbes Kazakhstan
  4. ^ A Cultural Hub in Central Asia 1 August 2012 by Gabriela Maj The New York Times
  5. ^ World Entrepreneur Of The Year Country winners June 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
  6. ^ Weekender Almaty Summer Festival August 2013 MyDestination
  7. ^ Bolee 1 500 chelovek sobralis' poslushat' zhivuyu muzyku v gorah 11 August 2013 Tengrinews