Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan.20 / Trend L.Podolyak /
Former akim of Karagandy province Serik Ahmetov has been appointed as a first Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, said the statement at the official microblog of the Kazakh cabinet of ministers in Twitter on Friday.
Earlier head of Samruk-Kazyna joint-stock company Umirzak Shukeev held this post.
Serik Ahmetov was born in Temirtau town of Karagandy province on June 25, 1958.
He graduated from technical college under the Karaganda metallurgical plant as engineer- metallurgist in 1985 and from postgraduate course of the Russian Academy of Management (Moscow) in 1993. He is Doctor of Economics.
Mr Ahmetov previously worked as government controller of organizational and supervisory department of the Kazakh President's Administration. He also was akim of Temirtau town and first deputy akim of Astana, chief executive officer, then chairman of the Nationwide union of entrepreneurs and employers of Kazakhstan 'Atameken', minister of transport and communications, deputy Prime Minister.