Sabit Nurlybai was born in 1967 in the South Kazakhstan region. He graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute, Yasawi International Kazakh-Turkish University with degrees in engineering and law.
He began his labor activity in 1991. In different years he worked in the structure of state bodies, in particular in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Department of Affairs of the Parliament and commercial enterprises.
In 1998-2004, he worked in the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Committee for Judicial Administration under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 2004-2009, he was the director of the Department of Housing of Astana; worked as an adviser to the Minister of Education and Science, Director of the Department of Administrative Support, head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan; the head of the apparatus, the adviser of the general director of JSC KazTransGas.
In 2009-2017, he worked as deputy, first deputy chairman of the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Accounts of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2017-2018 he was acting deputy chairman of the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From March 2018 to the present, he held the post of adviser to the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Earlier, Gani Sadibekov, who was dismissed from his post by the Government of Kazakhstan August 10, 2018, was the vice minister of energy.
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