Erlan Abilfayizuly Idrissov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1981) and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (1992).
Mr Idrissov was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1999 - 2002 and 2012 - 2017). Between 2002 and 2007,
In 2017, Mr Erlan Idrissov was appointed Kazakhstan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland and Iceland.
Ambassador Idrissov authored numerous articles on Kazakhstan's foreign policy and multilateral diplomacy. He speaks English, French, Urdu and Hindi.
Dr. Michael Green is a Senior International Advisor at Loughborough University, where his role is to advise the leadership team of the University on strategic engagement and partnerships with both universities and government bodies in relevant counties. This includes many countries in the Middle East, currently also Indonesia, Turkey and (since June 2018) Central Asia.
Before moving to Loughborough University, Dr Green has been successfully engaging with International Universities, scholars and state official in academia when he worked as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the University of Leicester (2005-2018), Director of International Development at James Watt College in Glasgow (2003-2005) and University of Ulster (1993-2003). He also served as a Scholarships Officer in British Council Regional Office and an International Liaison Officer at De Montfort University.
Dr Green graduated from the University of Liverpool with PhD in Egyptology (1979) and BA with Honours in Oriental Studies (1974). He also holds a Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (1986).
Dr. Green is the author of around 30 articles or reviews in various Oriental Studies scholarly journals and four books.