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Askar Uzakbaiuly Mamin (Kazakh: Аsqar Uzаqbаıuly Маmın; born 23 October 1965) is the current Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.[1] He served as First Deputy Prime Minister from 9 September 2016 to 21 February 2019. Previously he was the President of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company of Kazakhstan.[2] He also serves as the President of the Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation, a position he assumed in 2008.[3]

Askar Mamin
Аскар Узакпаевич Мамин.jpg
Askar Mamin in 2011
10th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
21 February 2019
Acting: 21 February 2019 – 25 February 2019
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Preceded byBakhytzhan Sagintayev
Chairman of Kazakhstan Engineering
Assumed office
17 July 2017
Preceded byYerlan Idrissov
President of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
In office
17 April 2008 – 9 September 2016
Preceded byZhaksybek Kulekeyev
Succeeded byKanat Alpysbayev
Mayor of Astana
In office
21 September 2006 – 4 April 2008
Preceded byUmirzak Shukeyev
Succeeded byImangali Tasmagambetov
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
25 August 2005 – 21 September 2006
Preceded byKazhmurat Nagmanov
Succeeded bySerik Akhmetov
Personal details
Born (1965-10-23) 23 October 1965 (age 53)
Tselinograd, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)
NationalityKazakh
Political partyNur Otan
Spouse(s)Altynai Mamina
Children2
Alma materTselinograd Civil Engineering Institute
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
ProfessionEconomist

He previously served as Mayor of Astana (2006-2008) and 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 careerEdit

Mamin graduated from Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with civil engineering and economics specialties.[4] 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 lifeEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kazakh Government Resigns After Nazarbaev Says They Must Go". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Plans to Double Volume of Transit Traffic by All Transport Modes by 2020". RZD-Partner.com. April 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Merk, Martin (September 4, 2010). "Kapitan Kazakhstan". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Askar Mamin - Biography". CaspianForum.org. Archived from the original on December 10, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
2019–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Umirzak Shukeyev
Mayor of Astana
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Imangali Tasmagambetov