Baktykozha Izmukhambetov

Baktykozha Salakhidenuly Izmukhambetov (Kazakh: Бақтықожа Салахиденұлы Ізмұхамбетов, Baqtyqoja Salahıdenuly Izmuhambetov; born 1 September 1948) is a Kazakh politician who served as the Chair of the Mazhilis from March to June 2016, äkim of Atyrau Region from 2012 to 2016, äkim of West Kazakhstan Region from 2007 to 2012, and a Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources from 2006 to 2007.

Baktykozha Izmukhambetov
Бақтықожа Ізмұхамбетов
Baktykozha Izmukhambetov - May 2016 (cropped).jpg
Izmukhambetov in May 2016
8th Chair of the Mazhilis
In office
25 March 2016 – 21 June 2016
DeputyVladimir Bozhko
Gülmira Isimbaeva
Preceded byKabibulla Dzhakupov
Succeeded byNurlan Nigmatulin
Deputy Chair of the Mazhilis
In office
20 January 2012 – 15 August 2012
ChairOral Muhamedjanov
Nurlan Nigmatulin
Preceded byJanibek Karibjanov
Succeeded byKabibulla Dzhakupov
Member of the Mazhilis
In office
20 March 2016 – 21 June 2016
In office
15 January 2012 – 15 August 2012
Äkim of Atyrau Region
In office
15 August 2012 – 24 March 2016
Preceded byBergey Ryskaliyev
Succeeded byNurlan Nogaev
Äkim of West Kazakhstan Region
In office
28 August 2007 – 18 January 2012
Preceded byNurgali Ashimov
Succeeded byNurlan Nogaev
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
19 January 2006 – 28 August 2007
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterDaniyal Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Preceded byVladimir Shkolnik
Succeeded bySauat Mynbayev
Personal details
Born (1948-09-01) 1 September 1948 (age 72)
Qoshalaq, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyNur Otan
Spouse(s)Rys Turganina
Alma materUfa State Petroleum Technological University


From 1966 to 1971, Izmukhambetov studied at the Ufa State Petroleum Technological University.[1] After graduating, he started as a driller with Embaneft association and later occupied a number of positions in Kazakh Exploration R&D Institute. From 1983 to 1987, Izmukhambetov was in mission in Yemen.[2]

Between 1991 and 1993, Izmukhambetov held different posts at the Ministry of Geology and Subsurface Protection. After that, he served as the director-general of Kazakhturkmunay and Kazmunaytengiz oil companies, and as a managing director of the national oil company KazMunayGas. Later, he served as the first vice minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, and from 19 January 2006 until 28 August 2007 as a minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.[1]

He served as Akim of the West Kazakhstan Region from 28 August 2007 to January 2012 and as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan from 2006 to 2007.[3][1][4]

During the 2012 legislative election, Izmukhambetov was elected to the Mazhilis, he was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Chair.[4][5] From 2012 to 2016 he served as Akim of the Atyrau Region, he succeeded Bergey Ryskaliyev in this position.[4] He was himself succeeded by Nurlan Nogaev on 26 March 2016.[6] On 25 March 2016, Izmukhambetov was sworn in as the Chair of the Mazhilis and succeeded Kabibulla Dzhakupov.[7] On 21 June 2016, Izmukhambetov resigned as the Mazhilis Chair to become chairman of the Republican Public Association of Veterans Organization of the Central Council.[8] He was succeeded as chair by Nurlan Nigmatulin.[9]

Izmukhambetov is decorated with the Order of Kurmet (1999) and with the third class of the Order of Merit of Ukraine (2008).


  1. ^ a b c "Kazakhstan Prime Minister introduces new regional governor of West Kazakhstan". Kazinform. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  2. ^ "Akim (Governor) of Western-Kazakhstan Oblast". Government of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  3. ^ "ANALYSIS-Kazakhstan learns from Moscow in squeezing oil firms". Reuters. 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  4. ^ a b c "Baktykozha Izmukhambetov appointed Governor of Atyrau oblast". Tengri News. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Baktykozha Izmukhambetov named as Majilis Speaker". Inform. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  6. ^ "New governor of Atyrau region named". Inform. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Baktykozha Izmukhambetov becomes Kazakh Speaker of Parliament". Vestnik Kavkaza. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Baktikozha Izmukhambetov resigned from post as Chairman of Majilis". BNews. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Nurlan Nigmatulin elected Chairman of Majilis (Lower House) of the Kazakh Parliament". Turkpa. 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.