Danial Akhmetov

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Danial Akhmetov

Danial Akhmetov Kenschetajuly ( Kazakh - Cyrillic Даниал Кенжетайұлы Ахметов , kasachisch- Latin Danial Kenjetayulı Axmetov , Russian Даниал Кенжетаевич Ахметов / Danial Akhmetov Kenschetajewitsch * 15. June 1954 in Pavlodar , Kazakh SSR ) is a Kazakh politician . From June 2003 to January 2007 he was Prime Minister of the country, then Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan until 2009 .


Akhmetov was born in Pavlodar in 1954. He studied at the Institute of Industry in his hometown Pavlodar and received a doctorate in economics.

From 1993 to 1997 he was governor of the Pavlodar region and from 1999 deputy prime minister under the heads of government Qassym-Shomart Toqayev (Қасым-Жомарт Кемелұлы Тоқаев) and Imanghali Tasmaghambetow with responsibility for industry, energy, and communications. From 2001 to 2003 he was also governor of Pavlodar again. On June 13, 2003 Akhmetov became Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. He resigned from this office on January 8, 2007. Two days later, the previous Deputy Prime Minister, Kärim Mässimow , was appointed his successor . Mässimow, in turn, gave Akhmetov the post of defense minister, which he held until June 17, 2009.

Akhmetov was the chairman of the Kazakh Cycling Federation from 2007 to 2009.


Akhmetov is married and has a son and a daughter.

Individual evidence

  1. Ахметов Даниал Кенжетаевич , accessed June 23, 2017 (Russian).