Mr. Bakitzhan Sagintayev
Akim of Almaty
Sagintayev Bakytzhan Abdirovich was born on October 13, 1963. In 1985 he graduated from the Kazakh State University named after Kirov in the specialty "Economist". Candidate of Economic Sciences.
He began his career in 1985 from the position of a lecturer in the department of political economy at the Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy.
From 1992 to 1998 he worked in the private sector. He was president of the tourist-commercial firm "Maru", General Director of JSC "Kazmet", Deputy General Director of CJSC "Lukoilneftegazstroi-K."
From 1998 to 2002, he was deputy akim of Zhambyl oblast, deputy chairman of the Small Business Support Agency, chairman of the board of CJSC "Small Business Development Fund", deputy chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Support for Small Business.
From 2002 to 2004 - First Deputy Chairman of the Kazakhstan Agency for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition. From 2004 to 2007 - Chairman of the Agency for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies. From 2007 to 2008 - Head of the Office of the Prime Minister. From 2008 to 2012 - akim of Pavlodar region. Since 2012 - Minister of Economic Development and Trade. From 2012 to 2013 - First Deputy Chairman of the NDP “Nur Otan”, First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development. During 2014-2016 - First Deputy Prime Minister.
In 2016, Bakytzhan Sagintayev became Prime Minister, having worked in this post for two and a half years. After that, he held the posts of state secretary, head of the Presidential Administration.
Awarded the Order "Kurmet" (2006), the commemorative medal "10 years of Astana", "For contribution to the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union" I degree, diploma of the Commonwealth of Independent States.