Sauat Mynbayev

Sauat Mukhametbayuly Mynbayev (Kazakh: Сауат Мұхаметбайұлы Мыңбаев, Saýat Muhametbaıuly Myńbaev) is a Kazakh politician who served as the minister of oil and gas of Kazakhstan from 2010 to 2013. He is currently the CEO of Kazakhstan Temir zholy.[1]

Sauat Mynbayev
Сауат Мұхаметбайұлы Мыңбаев
From left to right: Mykola Azarov, Andrei Kobyakov, Vladimir Putin, and Sauat Mynbayev in a meeting in 2003.
Minister of Oil and Gas
In office
12 March 2010 – 3 July 2013
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byUzakbai Karabalin
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
27 August 2010 – 12 March 2010
Prime MinisterKarim Massimov
Preceded byBaktykozha Izmukhambetov
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Minister of Industry and Trade
In office
14 December 2004 – 19 January 2006
Prime MinisterDaniyal Akhmetov
Preceded byAdilbek Dzhaksybekov
Succeeded byVladimir Shkolnik
Minister of Agriculture
In office
26 July 1999 – 18 May 2001
Preceded byZhanybek Karibzhanov
Succeeded byAkhmetzhan Yessimov
Minister of Finance
In office
21 February 1998 – 22 January 1999
Preceded byAleksandr Pavlov
Succeeded byOraz Jandosov
Personal details
Born (1962-11-19) 19 November 1962 (age 58)
Spouse(s)Zhanar Kaliyeva
Alma materMoscow State University (1985)


Mynbayev was born on 19 November 1962. In 1985, he received a degree in economics from Moscow State University and he obtained a master's degree again in economics in 1988.

From September 2007 until March 2010, Mynbayev was the minister of energy and mineral resources. On 12 March 2010, he was named as the head of the newly created ministry of oil and gas.[2] Mynbayev's term ended on 3 July 2013 and he was replaced by Uzakbay Karabalin in the post.[3]


In 2009, Mynbayev and Chinese officials discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation within the CNPC-AktobeMunaiGaz JV to develop Kenkiyak and Zhanazhol oilfields; they also dwelt on completion of the 2nd segment of the Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline as well as on new bilateral projects.[4]

Paradise PapersEdit

In November 2017 an investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism cited his name in the list of politicians named in "Paradise Papers" allegations.[5]

External linksEdit

  • "Мынбаев Сауат Мухаметбаевич" [Mynbayev Sauat Mukhametbayevich] (in Russian). Biographia. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2012.


  1. ^ "The Board of Directors | Corporate governance | Company | National Company "KazMunayGas"". Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Reshuffle in Oil and Gas Sector Leadership - The Astana Times". The Astana Times. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "New Kazakhstan Minister of Oil and Gas appointed". BNews. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Analysis: China increases stake in Kazakh energy assets". UPI. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Explore The Politicians in the Paradise Papers - ICIJ". ICIJ. Retrieved 6 December 2017.