About Us

Alma Matters Ltd was founded in 2001 in London, with the aim to provide specialist services for the Kazakhstan market - a market which was still largely untapped in the service sector at that time - and for a growing number of Kazakhstan clients dealing with the UK either on a business or personal level.

After working in the business travel sector in London for almost 9 years, with a half year stint in Hong Kong, the company founder decided to focus mainly on working with the rapidly emerging country market and the country of his birth - Kazakhstan, a place that is still special for him and one that he knows and cares a lot about.

We developed excellent relations with the Kazakhstan Embassy in the UK, established good contacts with the British Consulate in Kazakhstan and with the British-Kazakh Society in UK, and we took great care to maintain and cultivate business relationships with corporate clients from UK, North America and Europe with interests in Kazakhstan, as well as with patrons from Kazakhstan who had interests in the UK.

Alma Matters are now dealing within a wide range of business sectors on a variety of projects, but we are still essentially linked with the markets between Kazakhstan and the UK/western world.

Our aim is still to deliver the best possible service with the personal touch of a small business but with the efficiency required for big businesses to succeed too.

We endeavour to make dealing with and travelling to Kazakhstan as trouble-free and as good value as possible, with the same for our patrons from Kazakhstan/Central Asia/ CIS who have interests in western Europe and North America.


Founder Eric Amirbai-Lang with actor Ewan McGregor during the Long Way Round project on the Almaty leg of the round-the-world trip for Unicef