Bakytzhan Sagintayev

Bakytzhan Sagintayev was born on October 13, 1963 in Talas district of Zhambyl region.

He graduated from the Kazakh State University with a degree of the Candidate of Economic Sciences.

He began his career as a teacher in the political economy department of the Almaty Institute of National Economy.

In 1988–1992, he worked at the Kazakh State University and was promoted from position of assitant to assistant professor of the sociology department.

From 1992 to 1998, he run a business.

In 1998, he was appointed deputy akim of Zhambyl region.  

In 1999–2002, he held the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Small Business Support, Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Competition Protection and Small Business Support of Kazakhstan.

 In 2002–2004, he served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Competition Protection of Kazakhstan.

From 2004 to 2007, he chaired the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies of Kazakhstan.

In 2007–2008, B. Sagintayev headed the Prime Minister’s Office of Kazakhstan.

On September 30, 2008, he was appointed the akim of Pavlodar region.

On January 20, 2012, he was appointed the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.

On September 24, 2012, he became the First Deputy Head of Nur Otan National Democratic Party.

On January 16, 2013, by the Decree of the President, he was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan.   

On 6 November 2013, according to the Decree of the Head of State, he was dismissed from his post of the First Deputy Prime Minister – the Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan and appointed the First Deputy Prime Minister .

On 9 September 2016, by the Decree of the Head of State, he was appointed the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

B.Sagintayev was awarded the Qurmet, Parassat orders and anniversary medals.

He is an author of a number of scientific works, publications on state regulation of the natural monopolies, small and medium business development.

B.Sagintayev is married and has two children.

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