Bakhytzhan Abdiruly Sagintayev (Kazakh: Бақытжан Әбдірұлы Сағынтаев, Baqytjan Ábdiruly Saǵyntaev, born 13 October 1963) is a Kazakh politician who was a Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, having taken office on 8 September 2016. He was replaced by Askar Mamin on 21 February 2019 when the government resigned. He has since 28 June 2019 served as the Mayor of the city of Almaty.
|7th Mayor of Almaty|
|Assumed office |
28 June 2019
|9th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan|
8 September 2016 – 21 February 2019
Acting: 8 September 2016 – 9 September 2016
|Preceded by||Karim Massimov|
|Succeeded by||Askar Mamin|
|Born||13 October 1963|
Talas District, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Nur Otan|
|Alma mater||Kazakh National University|
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.
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».
On 28 June 2019 was appointed mayor of Almaty.
Sagintayev was awarded “Kurmet” order and anniversary medals.
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.
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- "Kazakh Government Resigns After Nazarbaev Says They Must Go". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
- Samruk-Kazyna JSC Appoints Bakytzhan Sagintayev as Chairman of its Board of Directors
| Prime Minister of Kazakhstan