As a multifaceted executive grounded in the principle of ‘doing the right things,’ Murat Seitnepesov is respected for founding Integral Group of Companies across 8 countries, and for steering the organization of Caspian Week Forum. Both endeavors have greatly expanded the exportation of various commodities from the Caspian Region while championing emerging digital technologies and strong global partnerships to improve logistical efficiency and environmental sustainability. An expert on the Greater Caspian Region (GCR), he’s a frequent speaker at The World Economic Forum. Since 2017, Murat has served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Caspian Week Forum, a meeting point of visionaries, market leaders, and experts with the focus on GCR as a vital element of the future global society and economy. Caspian Week promotes connectivity between the GCR and the rest of the world by enabling and facilitating trade. Murat leads members to introduce innovations, build mutually-beneficial relationships, and leverage new technologies in order to enhance logistics, marketing, and ecological health. In 2008, Murat founded the Integral Group of Companies across Switzerland, Great Britain, UAE, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan as the organization’s Managing Director and Chairman of the Board. The group encompasses Integral Petroleum SA, an exporter of crude oil and petroleum products from GCR, and Integral Shipping and Trading, a trading and logistics company specializing in non-oil commodities. Integral Petroleum is one of the largest exporters and logistics providers for crude oil and petroleum products from the Caspian Region. The company works with top multinational corporations and regional players, and helps oilfield operators and refined products importers reach the international market. Thanks to strong partnerships with industry heavyweights and powerful resources worldwide, Integral Petroleum boasts uniquely reliable logistics infra-structure, highly innovative strategies, and an environmentally-friendly supply of commodities. Integral Shipping and Trading recently launched Webshop, the world’s first B2B shop for regional commodities. Webshop feeds into the Marketplace platform and enables global buyers to find and purchase GCR commodities online. In addition, Integral Shipping and Trading builds startups and leads digital technology initiatives involving artificial intelligence (AI), data management (DM), machine learning (ML), the Internet of things (IoT), and Blockchain. As an industry-respected thought leader and subject-matter expert (SME) on the Caspian region, Murat has delivered many compelling presentations and spoke on panels at The World Economic Forum. On The World Economic Forum, he engages the foremost political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. Always demonstrating purpose-driven leadership, Murat serves on the International Board of EurAsia Heart Foundation (https://eurasiaheart.ch), consisting of global doctors and nurses who work to treat children’s cardiovascular diseases in underserved populations. He also leads GSPDX project, which stands for Global System for Preparedness for Disease X. This initiative promotes a new, systemic approach for preparedness for future pandemics focusing on the detection of new dangerous pathogens in the earliest possible stage using modern digital technologies. Prior to founding Integral Group, Murat had over 10 years of experience in senior management positions in several trading and logistics companies. Murat studied Theoretical Physics at Novosibirsk State University, as well as Economics and Management at Turkmen Polytechnic University. When he is not busy advancing the health of global populations, national economies, and the environment, Murat can be found spending time with his wife – who strengthens the publicity of critical projects – and their three children.