Danial Ahmetov

Danial Ahmetov

Statesman of Kazakhstan
Date of Birth: 15.06.1954
Country: Kazakhstan

  1. Biography of Daniyal Akhmetov
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Political Career
  4. Premier-Minister and Minister of Defense
  5. Later Life and Current Activities

Biography of Daniyal Akhmetov

Daniyal Kenzhetayevich Akhmetov is a Kazakhstani statesman, born on January 26, 1954, in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. He has held various important positions in the government and has contributed significantly to the development of the country.

Early Life and Education

Akhmetov graduated from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Construction at the Pavlodar Industrial Institute (now S. Toraigyrov Pavlodar State University) with a degree in engineering and construction. He began his career as a master and then worked as a foreman at the Pavlodarzhilstroi construction combine.

Political Career

Akhmetov's political career started in 1987 when he became the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ekibastuz City Council of People's Deputies. From 1991 to 1992, he served as the manager of the Ekibastuzenergozhilpromstroy trust, and from 1992 to 1993, he held the position of the head of the Ekibastuz City Administration. He then served as the Akim (governor) of the Pavlodar region from 1993 to 1997, and later as the Akim of the North Kazakhstan region from 1997 to 1999.

In October 1999, Akhmetov was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in December 2000, he became the First Deputy Prime Minister. In these roles, he oversaw the industries, energy, agriculture, transportation, and communication sectors, as well as migration and demographic policies.

Premier-Minister and Minister of Defense

On June 13, 2003, Akhmetov was approved by the parliament as the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. He served in this position until January 8, 2007, when he resigned and was subsequently appointed as the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan on January 10, 2007. However, he was relieved of his duties on June 17, 2009, by the President of Kazakhstan.

Later Life and Current Activities

After his political career, Akhmetov focused on his personal and professional life. In December 2010, it was announced that he had taken over a company in the field of ecological energy and had no intentions of returning to politics. He enjoys spending more time with his family and engaging in a healthy lifestyle, including his passion for cycling. Akhmetov has also been involved in business activities and has acquired the Pavlodar Bread-Baking Plant.

Currently, Akhmetov serves as a member of the Board (Minister) for Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, appointed by the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. He is responsible for overseeing energy policy, natural monopoly policy, transportation and logistics, including the regulation of access to railway services, tariff coordination, conducting investigations, and making decisions on the suspension/cancellation of tariff changes.

Throughout his career, Daniyal Akhmetov has made significant contributions to the development of Kazakhstan and has played a crucial role in various sectors of the country's governance and economy.