Leadership


FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER

SHAKHRAT NURYSHEV

Was born on June 20, 1972 in Almaty, Kazakhstan

In 1995 he graduaded from the Beijing Language University, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi (1996) and Nazarbayev University (2012)

From 1996 to 1997 he is Referent of the Asian states Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In 1997-1999 he worked as Attaché, Third secretary of the Passport and visa service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Urumqi (People’s Republic of China)

In 1999-2004 he served as Second secretary, First secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China

In 2004-2005 Shakhrat Nuryshev worked as Head of the Division, Head of the Unit of Asia and Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In 2005-2007 he worked as Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

In 2007-2008 he served as Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China

In 2008-2015 he served as Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Coordinator of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

In 2009-2010 he worked as Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for cooperation with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2015-2019       By the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan,

Shakhrat Nuryshev was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People's Republic of China

2015-2019       Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea concurre

Since October, 2019 First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

He holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of First Class.

He speaks English and Chinese.

He is married with three children.


Ashikbayev

DEPUTY MINISTER

YERZHAN ASHIKBAYEV

Yerzhan Ashikbayev was born on June 16, 1974 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 1998, he graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University with BA degree in International Relations. In 2012, he graduated with Master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as the “Bolashak" Scholar.

Yerzhan Ashikbayev started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1998 as a desk officer at the Asia, Middle East and Africa Division of the Fourth Department. From 1999 to 2001, he held consecutive positions of Attaché, Third and Second Secretary at the Department for International Economic Cooperation.

From 2001 to 2002 Mr.Ashikbayev served as Head of the Unit for Economic Cooperation with Europe and the Americas at the Economic Policy Department. In 2002, Yerzhan Ashikbayev was posted as First Secretary to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Brussels.

In March, 2005 he returned to the Foreign Ministry as Deputy Director of the Department for International Humanitarian and Economic Cooperation.

In June, 2005 he was appointed Head of Foreign Minister's Chancery. In 2007-2009, he served as Chairman of the International Information Committee; from 2009 to 2011 he held the position of Ambassador-at-Large – Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In September, 2012 he was appointed Deputy Head of Prime Minister's Office and in October, 2012 – Head of the Foreign Policy Center at the Presidential Administration.

Since December, 2013 Yerzhan Ashikbayev serves as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He speaks English, Turkish and French, and holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of First Class.

Yerzhan Ashikbayev is married with two children.



DEPUTY MINISTER

MARAT SYZDYKOV

Born on April 27, 1966 in Shuchinsk city.

He graduated from the Tselinograd state pedagogical Institute named after S.Seifullin (TSPI) in 1991 and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA in 2016.

1991-1992 - History teacher at № 7 secondary school in Tselinograd.

1992-1998 - Teacher of the Department for modern and contemporary history, TSPI.

1998-1999 - Expert, Centre for analysis and strategic studies of the Administration of the President of Kazakhstan.

1999-2002 - Expert, Head of the unit, Analytical centre of the Security Council of the Administration of the President of Kazakhstan.

2002-2010 - 2nd Secretary, 1st Secretary, Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Russia.

2010-2014 - Deputy Head of the Foreign Policy Centre, the Administration of the President of Kazakhstan.

2014-2019 - Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Russia.

Since March 26, 2019 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

He holds diplomatic rank of I class Counselor.
Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Created at : 30.05.2017, 00:00, Updated at : 31.01.2020, 14:50