Bakhytzhan Sagintayev

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Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
9th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
8 September 2016
Acting: 8 September 2016 – 9 September 2016
President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded by Karim Massimov
Personal details
Born (1963-10-13) 13 October 1963 (age 55)
Talas District, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
(now Kazakhstan)
Political party Nur Otan
Children 2
Alma mater Kazakh National University

Bakhytzhan Abdiruly Sagintayev (Kazakh: Бақытжан Әбдірұлы Сағынтаев, Baqytjan Ábdiruly Saǵyntaev, born 13 October 1963) is a Kazakh politician who is the current Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, having taken office on 8 September 2016.[1]


He graduated from Kazakh State University, in economic sciences.


He began his career as a teacher in the political economy department of the Almaty Institute of National Economy.

In 1988-1992, he worked at Kazakh State University and advanced in his career from assistant to assistant professor of the sociology department.

From 1992 to 1998 he was in business.

In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Governor of Zhambyl region.

From 1992-2002 he held the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Small Business Support, Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Competition Protection and Small Business Support.

From 2002-2004 he served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Competition Protection.

From 2004 to 2007, he chaired the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies of Kazakhstan.

From 2007-2008, Sagintayev headed the Prime Minister’s Office.

On September 30, 2008, he was appointed Governor of Pavlodar region.

On January 20, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

On September 24, 2012, he became First Deputy Head of “Nur Otan” National Democratic Party.

On January 16, 2013, he was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development.

On 28 September 2016 he was appointed as the Chairman of the board of directors of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna».[2]


Sagintayev was awarded “Kurmet” order and anniversary medals.

Personal life[edit]

He is an author of a number of scientific works, publications on state regulation of the natural monopolies, small and medium business development.

Sagintayev is married and has two children.


  1. ^ "Kazakhstan: le Premier ministre devient chef des services secrets - L'Orient-Le Jour". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  2. ^ Samruk-Kazyna JSC Appoints Bakytzhan Sagintayev as Chairman of its Board of Directors
Political offices
Preceded by
Karim Massimov
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan