Born on September 10, 1966 in Alma-Ata (now Almaty).
In 1983 he graduated from the Republican high school specializing in physics and mathematics.
In 1988 he graduated from Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, department of national economy, with a major of an economist.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics (1999), and defended a thesis on “Improvement of organizational-economic management mechanism of enterprises in conditions of market economy (oil/gas business)”.
He is an author of numerous publications and inventions.
1988-1990 - the Research Institute of Economic Planning and Standards under the State Planning Committee of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
1990-1992 – Director of the Research and Consultative Center under the Fund for Cultural, Social and Technological Development in Kazakhstan.
1992-1995 – Head of “Altyn-Alma” Concern.
1995-1997 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board, a member of Credit Committee of Alma-Ata Merchandise and Financial Bank.
1997 - Chief executive of the Directorate for Project Assessment and Negotiating under the State Investment Committee of Kazakhstan (as Deputy-Chairman).
1997-1999 – Vice-president for Economy and Finance of CJSC National Oil and Gas Company “Kazakhoil”.
1999-2001 - President of CJSC National Company for Oil Transportation “KazTransOil”.
2001-2002 - General Director of CJSC National Company “Oil and Gas Transportation” (a merger of “KazTransOil” and “KazTransGas” companies).
2002-2005 - first Vice-President of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”, formed as a merger of CJSC NC “KazakhOil” and CJSC NC “Oil and Gas Transportation”.
2005-2013 – non-staff Adviser to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
2006-2007 - Vice-chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Kazakhstan Holding Company for State Asset Management “Samruk”.
2008-2011 - Vice-chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Fund of National Welfare “Samruk-Kazyna”.
2011 - Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Fund of National Welfare “Samruk-Kazyna”, a member of its Board of Directors.
2011–2014 - Chairman of the Presidium of National Chamber of Economy of Kazakhstan “Atameken Union”
Since November 2005 – present, the head of the ALE “Kazakhstan association of oil, gas and energy sector organizations “KAZENERGY”
Since September 2013 – present, chairman of the Presidium of National Camber of Entrepreneurs of RoK.
Since 2004 – present, honorary member of the Council of Federation of the Republican Public Association “National Federation of Golf of RoK”.
Since 2009 – present, president of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation.
2010 – 2015 - a member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of RoK.
Since 2011 – present, chairman of the Board of Trustees of “Arystan” specialized lyceum (Talgar town);
Since 2012 – 2018 – present, vice-president, a member of the Executive Committee of International Boxing Association (AIBA).
2012-2016 – chairman of Kazakhstan Confederation of Martial Arts and Power Sports.
Since 2014 – present, a member of the Association of National Olympic Committees.
Since 2015 – present, president of the National Olympic Committee of RoK, chairman of the Executive Committee of NOC of RoK.
Since April 2016 – present, vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia.Since October 2016 – President of the Water Sports Federation of RoK
Since April 2017 – member of the IOC Commission on Public Affairs And Social Development Through Sport
Since November 2018 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees.
International and Foreign organizations:
Since 2008 – present, chairman of Kazakhstan National Committee of World Petroleum Council.
2010-2014 - co-chairman of Kazakhstan-German Business Council for Strategic Cooperation.
Since 2011 – present, member of the Board of Directors of PJSC “Gazprom”.
Board of Directors Memberships in Kazakhstan companies:
2006-2007; 2008-2011 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Kazakhstan Company for Power Grid Management” (KEGOK);
2006-2007; 2009-2012 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “National Company “KazMunayGas”;
2008-2012 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “National Nuclear Company “KazAtomProm”;
2009-2011 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Samruk-Energo”;
2009-2011 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”;
2011 – a member of the Board of Directors of JSC “Fund of National Welfare “Samruk-Kazyna”.
Awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
- «Kurmet» order (2001)
- «Barys» order of 3-d degree (2009)
- «Barys» order of 1-st degree (2014)
- Jubilee medal «The 10-th Anniversary of Kazakhstan Constitution» (2005)
- Jubilee medal «The 10-th Anniversary of Astana» (2008)
- Jubilee medal «The 20-th Anniversary of Independence of the RoK» (2011)
- Jubilee medal «The 25-th Anniversary of Independence of the RoK»
- «Druzhba» order of the Russian Federation (2007)
- Russian Council of Islamic Leaders (Imams) «Al -Fahr» order (2010 and 2016)
- Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 2nd degree (2010)
- «Honorary railway man» Medal (2011)
Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English
Hobbies: golf, skiing and football.
Married (spouse – Dinara Nazarbayeva, born in 1967) and has three children (a son - 1990, and two daughters – born in 2004 and 2010).