Kairat Kelimbetov

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Kairat Kelimbetov
Kelimbetov in 2018
Head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan
In office
23 January 2008 – 13 October 2008
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byAdilbek Dzhaksybekov
Succeeded byAslan Musin
Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
20 January 2012 – 1 October 2013
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterSerik Akhmetov
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
In office
11 April 2011 – 20 January 2012
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterKarim Massimov
Preceded byZhanar Aitzhanova
Succeeded byBakhytzhan Sagintayev
Minister of Economy and Budget Planning
In office
28 August 2002 – 18 April 2006
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterImangali Tasmagambetov
Daniyal Akhmetov
Preceded byMajit Esenbaev (Economy and Trade)
Succeeded byKarim Massimov
Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan
In office
1 October 2013 – 2 November 2015
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byGrigory Marchenko
Succeeded byDaniyar Akishev
Personal details
Born (1969-01-28) 28 January 1969 (age 54)
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyNur Otan
SpouseFatima Kelimbetova
Alma materMoscow State University

Kairat Kelimbetov (Kazakh: Qaırat Nematuly Kelimbetov; born 28 January 1969) is a Kazakh politician, from 2015 to 2022, he held the position of the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre.[1] He served as a Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan from October 1 of 2013 until November 2 of 2015.[2] He served as a Vice-Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from January 20 of 2012 till October 1 of 2013. He also served as the CEO of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund and as the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning in the Government of Kazakhstan.[3] In late July 2005, Minister Kelimbetov announced that Kazakhstan's GDP grew by 9.1% in the previous year.[4]

Mr. Kelimbetov was instrumental in developing numerous reforms and economic policies. As the Chief Executive of Samruk-Kazyna SWF he was responsible for the anti-crisis program launched in 2008, as well as the development programs of major state owned enterprises. As a deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, he represented the country during the creation of Eurasian Economic Union and oversaw macroeconomic policy of the government. Under his management, the National Bank of Kazakhstan adopted a new monetary policy regime.[5]

He is a graduate of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (Pew Economic Freedom Fellows Program, 1999), the Kazakh State Academy of Economics (management, 1996), and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Mathematics, 1993).[6]


  1. ^ "Кайрат Келимбетов освобожден от должности" (in Russian). tengrinews.kz. 2022-01-06.
  2. ^ "История Национального Банка". National Bank of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ Principal Government Officials Travel Document Systems
  4. ^ Week At A Glance (25-31 July 2005) RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  5. ^ Transition towards inflation targeting (21 August 2015) National Bank of Kazakhstan
  6. ^ Kairat Kelimbetov, minexasia.com