|8th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan|
24 September 2012 – 2 April 2014
|Preceded by||Karim Massimov|
|Succeeded by||Karim Massimov|
|Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan|
3 April 2014 – 22 October 2014
|Prime Minister||Karim Massimov|
|Preceded by||Adilbek Dzhaksybekov|
|Succeeded by||Imangali Tasmagambetov|
25 June 1958|
Temirtau, Soviet Union
|Political party||Nur Otan|
Akhmetov served for a time as Deputy Governor of Astana before being appointed to the Government of Kazakhstan as Minister of Transportation on 25 September 2006. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Atameken National Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of Kazakhstan since 2005. President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Akhmetov as Prime Minister following the resignation of Karim Massimov on 24 September 2012.
Akhmetov met with Igor Levitin, the Russian Transport Minister, on 25 October 2006. Akhmetov proposed building a transport corridor using preexisting roads from southern Kazakhstan through Kazan and Orenburg to St. Petersburg. Minister Levitin said the Russian Government would consider the proposal, but that it wanted the corridor to go through Chelyabinsk. They discussed the "transit of planes from Asia to Europe" and transportation through the Caspian Sea. Levitin plans on making a working trip to Aqtau to further discuss sea transportation. On 9 November Akhmetov and Levitin met in Aqtau, signing an agreement creating a train and ferry link between Aqtau and Makhachkala ports. The first ferry will carry 52 freight cars of grain and oil products on 10 November.
He traveled with Deputy Prime Minister Karim Masimov, Finance Minister Natalya Korzhova, and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Baktykozha Izmukhambetov to Beijing, China from 16–17 November 2006 to boost bilateral relations.
Akhemetov was convicted of corruption and given a ten-year prison sentence in December 2015; he was released from prison after two years, on September 21, 2017.
He is fluent in English, Russian and Kazakh. He is married and has two children.
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