Asset Issekeshev


Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born August 17, 1971 in Karaganda.

In 1994 graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University with a major in law; in 1998 graduated from the Higher School of Public Administration under the directorship of the President.

In 1995-1997 worked as Assistant and Senior Assistant Attorney in Medeu District in Almaty.

In 1998-1999 worked as Chief Officer with the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms.

In 1999-2000 headed Justice Ministry Department for Registration and Enforcement of Central and Local Agencies’ Regulations.

From 2000 to 2001 was President of the Nationalnaya Yuridicheskaya Sluzhba CJSC (legal consulting services) with Justice Ministry; later worked in the private sector.

From November 2002 to June 2003 was Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning.

From 2003 held portfolio of the Vice Minister of Industry and Trade.

From 2006 was Vice President of the Board at Kazyna Fund for Sustainable Development.

From 2007 to 2008 was Director for Marketing of financial projects with Credit Swiss (Kazakhstan).

From February 2008 to May 2009 served as Aide to the President of Kazakhstan.

From May 2009 was Minister of Industry and Trade.

In March 2010 was appointed Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade.

By the Decree of the President, he was relieved of duties of the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade of Kazakhstan and appointed Minister of Industry and New Technologies on January 20, 2012.

Source: Prime Minister’s website – http://pm.kz/page/government_guide

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