Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan is the head of government of Kazakhstan and the second most powerful person in the country after the President of Kazakhstan. The Prime Minister heads the cabinet and advises the President in the every day execution of the functions of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.

Prime Minister
Emblem of Kazakhstan
Coat of arms of Kazakhstan
Аскар Узакпаевич Мамин
Askar Mamin

since 21 February 2019
StyleMr. Prime Minister (informally)
His Excellency (international correspondence)
ResidenceAstana, Kazakhstan
AppointerPresident of Kazakhstan
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderSergey Tereshchenko
Formation14 October 1991

List (1920–present)

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan from the establishment of the office in 1920 to the present day.

Kyrgyz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1920–1925)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

  • Viktor Radus-Zenkovich (12 October 1920 – 1921)
  • Mukhamedkhafiy Murzagaliyev (1921 – September 1922)
  • Saken Seyfullin (September 1922 – October 1924)
  • Nygmet Nurmakov (October 1924 – 19 February 1925)

Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1925–1936)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (1936–1991)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

  • Uraz Isayev (5 December 1936 – September 1937)
  • Ibragim Tazhiyev (September 1937 – 17 July 1938)
  • Nurtas Undasynov (17 July 1938 – 15 March 1946)

Chairmen of the Council of Ministers

  • Nurtas Undasynov(15 March 1946 – 24 March 1954)
  • Elubai Taibekov (24 March 1954 – 31 March 1955)
  • Dinmukhamed Kunaev (31 March 1955 – 20 January 1960) (1st time)
  • Zhumabek Tashenev (20 January 1960 – 6 January 1961)
  • Salken Daulenov (6 January 1961 – 13 September 1962)
  • Masymkhan Beysembayev (13 September – 26 December 1962) (1st time)
  • Dinmukhamed Konayev (26 December 1962 – 7 December 1964) (2nd time)
  • Masymkhan Beysembayev (7 December 1964 – 31 March 1970) (2nd time)
  • Bayken Ashimov (31 March 1970 – 22 March 1984)
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev (22 March 1984 – 27 July 1989)
  • Uzakbay Karamanov (27 July 1989 – 20 November 1990)

Prime Minister

  • Uzakbay Karamanov (20 November 1990 – 14 October 1991)

Republic of Kazakhstan (1991–present)

Prime Ministers

  People's Union of Kazakhstan Unity / Otan / Nur Otan   Independent

Chancellor Took office Left office Time in office Party President
Sergey Tereshchenko
Sergey Tereshchenko
(born 1951)
14 October 199112 October 19942 years, 363 daysIndependentNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
(born 1952)
12 October 199410 October 19972 years, 363 daysPeople's UnionNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Nurlan Balgimbayev
Nurlan Balgimbayev
10 October 19971 October 19991 year, 356 daysPeople's UnionNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
(born 1953)
1 October 199928 January 20022 years, 119 daysFatherlandNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Imangali Tasmagambetov
(born 1956)
28 January 200213 June 20031 year, 136 daysFatherlandNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Daniyal Akhmetov
Daniyal Akhmetov
(born 1954)
13 June 200310 January 20073 years, 211 daysFatherland
Nur Otan
Nursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Karim Massimov
Karim Massimov
(born 1965)
10 January 200724 September 20125 years, 258 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Serik Akhmetov
Serik Akhmetov
(born 1958)
24 September 20122 April 20141 year, 190 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Karim Massimov
Karim Massimov
(born 1965)
2 April 20148 September 20162 years, 159 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
(born 1963)
8 September 201621 February 20192 years, 166 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Askar Mamin
Askar Mamin
(born 1965)
21 February 2019Incumbent58 daysNur OtanKassym-Jomart Tokayev (act.)
(since 2019)

See also


Official Site of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan on Youtube

Премьер-Министр Казахстана on Google Play

  1. ^ "Kazakh Government Resigns After Nazarbaev Says They Must Go". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
Akezhan Kazhegeldin

Akezhan Kazhegeldin (Kazakh: Әкежан Мағжанұлы Қажыгелдин, Ákejan Maǵjanuly Qajygeldın, ٵكەجان ماعجانۇلى قاجىگەلدئن; born on 27 March 1952 in the Zharma District, Kazakh SSR) served as the 2nd Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 12 October 1994 until his resignation on 10 October 1997, ostensibly for health reasons, though many saw it as an act protesting authoritarianism in Kazakhstan.


Akhmetov is a Muslim surname common in Islamic post-Soviet countries. Notable people with the surname include:

Daniyal Akhmetov, former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Rinat Akhmetov, richest Ukrainian business oligarch

Rustam Akhmetov, high jumper

Serik Akhmetov, Minister of Transportation of Kazakhstan

Askar Mamin

Askar Uzakbaiuly Mamin (Kazakh: Аsqar Uzаqbаıuly Маmın; born 23 October 1965) is the current Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. He served as First Deputy Prime Minister from 9 September 2016 to 21 February 2019. Previously he was the President of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company of Kazakhstan. He also serves as the President of the Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation, a position he assumed in 2008.He previously served as Mayor of Astana (2006-2008) and Minister of Transport and Communication in the Government of Kazakhstan (2005-2006).

Mamin is a member of the ruling Nur Otan political party.

Askar Myrzakhmetov

Askar Myrzakhmetov (Kazakh: Асқар Исабекұлы Мырзахметов, translit. Asqar Isabekuly Myrzahmetov) is a Kazakh politician who held the positions of Counsellor of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and First Vice Minister of Agriculture between 1997 and 2006. He was ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2006 and 2007.

Aslan Musin

Aslan Mussin (Kazakh: Мусин Аслан Есболайұлы; born 1954) is the former Speaker of Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. He has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan since 10 January 2007. He previously served as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan from 4 October 2006 to 9 January 2007. Prior to that he served as the governor of Atyrau province. On October 13, 2008 he was appointed Head of the President's Administration and was recognized to be one of the most influential and successful politicians in Kazakhstan. In October 2012, Musin lost his job as presidential chief of staff and was reshuffled to the role of head of Kazakhstan’s Accounts Committee.

Bakhytzhan Sagintayev

Bakhytzhan Abdiruly Sagintayev (Kazakh: Бақытжан Әбдірұлы Сағынтаев, Baqytjan Ábdiruly Saǵyntaev, born 13 October 1963) is a Kazakh politician who was a Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, having taken office on 8 September 2016. He was replaced by Askar Mamin on 21 February 2019 when the government resigned.

Daniyal Akhmetov

Daniyal Kenzhetayuly Akhmetov (Kazakh: Даниал Кенжетайұлы Ахметов, Danıal Kenjetaıuly Ahmetov) (born 15 June 1954) is a Kazakh politician who was the 6th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 13 June 2003 to 9 January 2007.Critics refer to him as "The Terminator", a nickname he gained as Governor of Pavlodar Province for his actions in suppressing supporters of Ghalymzhan Zhaqiyanov, the previous Governor. On 8 January 2007 he resigned as Prime Minister. He did not say why, but President Nursultan Nazarbayev had criticized him in 2006 for overspending and other administrative errors. President Nazarbayev accepted his resignation, and immediately appointed him Acting Prime Minister.Akhmetov was included as Minister of Defense in the government that took office on 10 January 2007. He was dismissed from that post in June 2009. On 11 November 2014 he was appointed as Governor of the East Kazakhstan Region.

Gulshara Abdykhalikova

Gulshara Naushaqyzy Abdiqalyqova (Kazakh: Гүлшара Наушақызы Әбдіқалықова; Russian: Гульшара Наушаевна Абдыкаликова, translit. Gulshara Naushaevna Abdykalikova); is a Kazakh politician who is current Secretary of State of Kazakhstan.

She served as Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Kazakhstan from 4 March 2009 to 24 September 2012 and Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 28 November 2013 to 11 November 2014.

Imangali Tasmagambetov

Imangali Nurgaliuly Tasmagambetov (Kazakh: Imаnǵаlı Nurǵаlıuly Таsmаǵаmbеtоv; born 9 December 1956) is a Kazakh politician and is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation since February 3, 2017. He served as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from September 2016 to February 2017. He served as Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan from October 2014 to September 2016. He was the mayor of Astana from April 2008 to October 2014. From December 2004 to April 2008 he was the mayor of Almaty. Before that, from 28 January 2002 to 11 June 2003, he was the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

Tasmaghambetov said that he resigned as prime minister after finding out about the falsification of a positive vote of confidence in his administration that was taken on 19 May 2003. His resignation resulted in the dismissal of all members of his cabinet, as required by the Constitution of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev replaced Tasmaghambetov with Pavlodar Oblysy Governor Daniyal Akhmetov on 13 June 2003. Akhmetov pledged to maintain many of Tasmaghambetov's policies.

Kairat Kelimbetov

Kairat Kelimbetov is the Governor of Astana International Financial Centre, a new initiative launched by Kazakhstan government to develop country's non-banking financial sector. He served as a Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan from October 1 of 2013 till November 2 of 2015. He served as a Vice-Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from January 20 of 2012 till October 1 of 2013. He also served as the CEO of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund and as the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning in the Government of Kazakhstan. In late July 2005 at that time a Minister Kelimbetov announced that Kazakhstan's GDP grew by 9.1% in the last year.Mr. Kelimbetov was instrumental in developing numerous reforms and economic policies. As the Chief Executive of Samruk-Kazyna SWF he was responsible for the anti-crisis program launched in 2008, as well as the development programs of major state owned enterprises. As a deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan he represented the country during the creation of Eurasian Economic Union and oversaw macroeconomic policy of the government. Under his management the National Bank of Kazakhstan adopted a new monetary policy regime.He is a graduate of Georgetown University's, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (Pew Economic Freedom Fellows Program,1999), the Kazakh State Academy of Economics (management, 1996), and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Mathematics, 1993).

Karim Massimov

Karim Qajymqanuly Massimov (Kazakh: Kárim Qajymqanuly Másimov, [kæɾɪm qɑʑəmqɑˈnʊlə mæsɪmof]; born 15 June 1965) is a Kazakh politician who served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 10 January 2007 to 24 September 2012 and again from 2 April 2014 to 8 September 2016.

Massimov served as Deputy Prime Minister from 19 January 2006 to 9 January 2007 and as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning, Minister of Transport and Communications in 2001. President Nazarbayev nominated Massimov to succeed Daniyal Akhmetov as Prime Minister on 9 January 2007. The Nur Otan party endorsed Massimov's candidacy and Parliament confirmed the nomination on 10 January.

On 24 September 2012, Massimov's premiership ended when President Nazarbayev moved him to the position of chief of staff of the presidential office; according to Reuters, the move was designed to readjust the power balance between various factions within the government.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev (Kazakh: Қасым-Жомарт Кемелұлы Тоқаев, Qasym-Jomart Kemeluly Toqaev, [qɑˈsəm ʒɔˈmɑrt cɛˌmɛluˈlə tɔˈqɑjɪf], Russian: Касым-Жомарт Кемелевич Токаев, [kɐˈsɨm ʐɐˈmart kʲɪˈmɛlʲɪvɪt͡ɕ tɐˈkajɪf], born 17 May 1953) is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He took office as the President of Kazakhstan on 20 March 2019, succeeding Nursultan Nazarbayev who resigned on 19 March 2019 after 29 years in office. He was Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan from 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2019 and from 11 January 2007 to 15 April 2011. Tokayev served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 1 October 1999 to 28 January 2002 and as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva from 12 March 2011 to 16 October 2013.


Nurlan may refer to:

Nurlan Balgimbayev (born 1947), served as the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 10 October 1997 to 1 October 1999

Nurlan Bizakov, a Kazakhstani businessman

Nurlan Dulatbekov (born 1962), the Chancellor of Karagandy “Bolashak” University

Nurlan Iskakov, the Minister of Environmental Protection in the Government of Kazakhstan

Nurlan Koizhaiganov (born 1977), retired amateur Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler, who competed in the men's lightweight category

Nurlan Mendygaliyev (born 1961), Kazakhstani former water polo player who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics

Nurlan Motuev, a Kyrgyz politician

Nurlan Nigmatulin (born 1962), Kazakh politician, Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2016

Nurlan Orazbayev (born 1968), former Kazakh professional ice hockey player

Nurlan Balgimbayev

Nurlan Utebovich Balgimbayev (Kazakh: Нұрлан Өтепұлы Балғымбаев, Nurlan Ótepuly Balǵymbaev; 20 November 1947 – 14 October 2015) was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 10 October 1997 to 1 October 1999. He became President of the Kazakhstan Oil Investment Company in February 2002.

Nygmet Nurmakov

Nygmet Nurmakov (25 April 1895 – 27 September 1937) was a Kazakhstani politician who served as a prime minister of Kazakhstan from October 1924 – February 1925.

In 1926, he was accused of supporting ethnic nationalism and exiled from Kazakhstan.He was the chairman of the Council of People's Commissars.


Samruk-Kazyna (Kazakh: Samuryk-Qazyna), officially known as the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna", is a sovereign wealth fund and joint stock company in Kazakhstan which owns, either in whole or in part, a number of major companies in the country. This includes the national rail and postal service, the state oil and gas company KazMunayGas, the state uranium company Kazatomprom, Air Astana, and others. The state is the sole shareholder of the fund. It was created in October 2008 with the merger of two funds, "Samruk" and "Kazyna", by decree of the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev was appointed as chairman of the board of directors at the National Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC by a government resolution dated September 28, 2016. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC-Umirzak Shukeyev.

Independent directors- Sir Richard Harry Evans, Alper Akdeniz, Wilhelm Bender.

The fund is a member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and are signed up to the 24 Santiago Principles which are a voluntary standard of best practice endorsed by the members for the management of the Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Sergey Tereshchenko

Sergey Tereshchenko (Russian: Сергей Александрович Терещенко, born 30 March 1951) is a Kazakhstani politician. He served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 14 October 1991 to 12 October 1994.

Serik Akhmetov

Serik Nyghmetuly Akhmetov (Kazakh: Серік Нығметұлы Ахметов; born 25 June 1958) was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 2012 to 2014. He served as the Minister of Defense from April to October 2014.

Akhmetov served for a time as Deputy Governor of Astana before being appointed to the Government of Kazakhstan as Minister of Transportation on 25 September 2006. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Atameken National Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of Kazakhstan since 2005. President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Akhmetov as Prime Minister following the resignation of Karim Massimov on 24 September 2012.

Yerbol Orynbayev

Yerbol Orynbayev (born 29 June 1971) is a Kazakh politician who has been Second Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 2007 to 2013 under administration of Karim Massimov and Serik Akhmetov.

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