Deputy Prime Minister 

He was born on December 9, 1956 in Novobogat village of Makhmabet area of Guriyev region. Kazakh.
 
Since 1991- Chairman of the State committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on youth affairs. 
 
Since 1993 -assistant of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan. 
 
Since 1995 - Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
 
Since 1997 - Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
Since 1997 , he worked as Deputy Head of Administration of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Head of Organization - Control Department of Administration of President of Kazakhstan. 
 
Since 1999 - Mayor of Atyrau region. 
 
Since December of 2000 - Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
 
Since 2002, he served as Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
 
Since 2003 - theState Secretary of the Republic Kazakhstan. 
 
In 2004, he has been appointed Head of Administration of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, since December of 2004 till April of 2008 -Mayor of Almaty city.
 
Since April of 2008 -Mayor of Astana city.
 
From October 2014 - Defence Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.