ASTANA ECONOMIC FORUM
Asset Issekeshev

Mayor of Astana

In 1998 he graduated from Kazakhstan’s Presidential Higher School of Public Administration. In 1994 he graduated from the Law Faculty of the Al-Farabi Kazakh State University. He has worked in the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms and the Kazakh Ministry of the Economy and Budgetary Planning. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Vice Minister for Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2006-2007 he was deputy chairman of the board of the Kazyna Foundation for Sustainable Development. From 2007 to 2008, he was Credit Swiss (Kazakhstan)’s director of marketing for financial projects. From February 2008 to May 2009, he served as Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Economic Affairs. Appointed Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan in May 2009. Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in March 2010. Minister for Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in January 2012. Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in September 2012. Made Minister for Investment and Development on August 6, 2014. Since June 21, 2016, by Decree No. 288 of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was appointed Akim (Mayor) of the City of Astana.
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