Askar Mamin

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Askar Mamin
Askar Mamin (cropped).jpg
Askar Mamin in 2011.
President of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
In office
April 17, 2008 – Incumbent
Preceded by Zhaksybek Kulekeyev
Mayor of Astana
In office
September 21, 2006 – April 4, 2008
Preceded by Umirzak Shukeyev
Succeeded by Imangali Tasmagambetov
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
August 25, 2005 – September 21, 2006
Preceded by Kazhmurat Nagmanov
Succeeded by Serik Akhmetov
Personal details
Born (1965-10-23) October 23, 1965 (age 51)
Tselinograd (now Astana), Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Kazakh
Political party Nur Otan
Alma mater Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Profession Economist

Askar Uzakbaiuly Mamin (Kazakh: Асқар Ұзақбайұлы Мамин; born October 23, 1965) is the Kazakh statesman. He is currently the President of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company of Kazakhstan.[1] He is also serves as the President of the Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation, a position he assumed in 2008.[2]

He previously served as Mayor of Astana (2006-2008), Minister of Transport and Communication in the Government of Kazakhstan (2005-2006). Mamin is a member of the ruling Nur Otan political party.

Early life and career[edit]

Mamin graduated from Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with civil engineering and economics specialties.[3] He began his career as an erector of "Tselintyazhstroy" trust. He served as Deputy Director General of Innovative Enterprises Union of Kazakhstan. From 1996 to 2008, he served as the First Deputy Mayor of the City of Astana, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, First Vice-Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Personal life[edit]

Askar Mamin is married to Altynai Mamina. The couple have a son and daughter: Daniyar (b. 1986) and Dinara (b. 1991).


  1. ^ "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Plans to Double Volume of Transit Traffic by All Transport Modes by 2020". April 30, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (September 4, 2010). "Kapitan Kazakhstan". Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Askar Mamin - Biography". Retrieved February 15, 2014. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Umirzak Shukeyev
Mayor of Astana
Succeeded by
Imangali Tasmagambetov