Date of birth: 19.11.1962
In 1985 graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with the degree of economist-cyberneticist.
Candidate of Economic Sciences. From November 1985 to November, 1988, he made postgraduate study in Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1989-1990 he was a teacher in Almaty Kazakh Economic University.
1991-1992 President of the national construction exchange “Kazakhstan”.
1992-1995 First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Joint Stock Bank “Kazkommertsbank”.
1995-1997 Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Head of the Treasury under the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan.
1998-1999 Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
1999-2001 Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2001-2002 President of Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC.
2003-2004 Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2004-2006 Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since August, 2007 - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From 2010 to 2013 Minister of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Currently - CEO of NC “KazMunayGas” JSC