Born in 1948 in Makat (Kazakhstan)
In 1971 - graduated from the Lenin Kazakhstan polytechnical Institute, qualification - mining engineer-geologist.
In 1971-75 - worked as an engineer and geologist in the Biikzhal expedition of extradeep drilling.
In 1979-91- occupied leading positions in associations 'Kazneftegazgeology' and 'Gurievneftegazgeology'.
In 1991-93 - head of the Ministry department, deputy Minister of geology.
In 1994-97 - occupied the post of the president of 'Kazakhstankaspiishelf' Co. (since March, 1997 - also vice-president of the national oil company 'Kazakhoil')
Since October, 1997 - president of NOC 'Kazakhoil'. Master of geology-mineralogical sciences, author of 4 monographs and 30 articles on oil geology.
Received the title - Honoured executive of Kazakhstan industry.
Married, has five children.