Daniar Usenov

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Daniar Usenov
Данияр Үсөнов
13th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
In office
21 October 2009 – 7 April 2010
President Kurmanbek Bakiyev
Preceded by Igor Chudinov
Succeeded by Almazbek Atambayev
Personal details
Born (1960-03-09) 9 March 1960 (age 57)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Alma mater Frunze Polytechnic Institute
Profession Mining engineer

Daniar Toktogulovich Usenov[1] (Kyrgyz: Данияр Токтогулович Үсөнов) is a Kyrgyz banker and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from October 2009 to April 2010. He previously served as Mayor of Bishkek.[2]


Born in Frunze (now Bishkek) in 1960, Usenov was graduated from the Frunze Polytechnics Institute in 1982.[3] Following two years of military service, he worked as a mining engineer before entering politics in 1990.

His political career has involved positions in the Kara-Balta city administration, Chuy Oblast state administration, and (in 1995-2000) the national Legislative Assembly. In early 1999, Usenov declared opposition to policies of President Askar Akayev. His company Eridan faced numerous tax inspections that forced him declare bankruptcy. Usenov was also barred from running for parliament in early 2000. On 10 May 2006, under President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, he began serving as Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs. In early 2007 Usenov was appointed as chairman of the top Kyrgyz bank Ineximbank, which is involved in building a cement factory and developing numerous real estate projects in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.[4][5] On 10 October 2007, he was appointed by President Bakiyev to replace Arstanbek Nogoev as Mayor of Bishkek.[2]

2010 Kyrgyz rioting[edit]

During the 2010 Kyrgyzstan uprising, the political opposition led by the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan seized control of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. After President Kurmanbek Bakiyev reportedly fled the capital in a private airplane, opposition leader Temir Sariyev announced on the radio that Prime Minister Usenov had resigned after negotiations with Social Democratic Party leaders.[6]


  1. ^ THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Marat, Erica (2007-10-15), "Upcoming referendum sinks Kyrgyzstan deeper into crisis", Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor, 4 (190), retrieved 2009-04-24 
  3. ^ "USENOV, Daniyar Toktogulovich: leader of the El party", Radio Free Europe, archived from the original on 2007-09-30, retrieved 2006-11-10 
  4. ^ Kyrgyzstan on the edge, Asia Briefing, 55, International Crisis Group, 2006-11-09, archived from the original on April 19, 2009, retrieved 2009-04-24 
  5. ^ Kyrgyzstan, CIA World Factbook, United States: Central Intelligence Agency, archived from the original on 2009-04-17, retrieved 2009-04-24 
  6. ^ "Kyrgyz PM resigns, claims Opposition—Anti-govt protests kill 100 including Interior Minister". The Regional Times of Sindh. 7 April 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Igor Chudinov
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
Succeeded by
Almazbek Atambayev