Aibek Sultanov was born in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. He is married and has no children. He got his degree from Osh State University and studied also in Turkey for a while. He has experience in a wide range of administrative and logistical tasks as before joining ICG he supported the activities of different international organisations in Osh and the region. He is fluent in English, Russian, Kyrgyz and Uzbek.