Galimzhan is a graduate of the Academy of Economics and Management of the Eurasian Institute of Market with specialization in economics and management. He also holds a degree in jurisprudence from the Kazakh Humanities and Law Institute and an Executive MBA degree from the the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In addition, he is a member of the “Dom mamy” charity project and the YPO Kazakhstan. Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Courage to Be First! Corporate foundation that organizes the region’s biggest mass sport event, the Almaty Marathon. President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation and Chair of the “Almaty Triathlon Federation“ social association, President of the Central Asian Triathlon Association, ASTC Executive Board Member. President of the “Association of United MMA Federations of Kazakhstan – Union of Legal Entities” and “Kazakh National Public Union of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Federation”, member of IMMAF-WMMAA Executive board. Recipient of the Order of Kurmet (2018).
Founder of the Shakhmardan Yessenov Science and Education Foundation. An organization that continues the lifelong work of an outstanding Kazakh scientist, statesperson, and member of the Kazakh SSR Academy of Sciences and doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences.