New head of presidential administration, mayor of Astana appointed

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Sept. 10 Astana Akim (Mayor) Asset Issekeshev the head of the presidential administration, relieving him of his position as a mayor.

Head of Presidential Administration Asset Issekeshev. Photo credit:

Issekeshev had served as mayor since June 2016 and he was now appointed to replace the retiring Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, former head of presidential administration.

Issekeshev has also served as Minister for Investments and Development, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies (from 2010 to 2014). In 2009-2010, he was Minister of Industry and Trade. In 2008-2009, he worked as an assistant to the President. He also served as Deputy Chairman of Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund (2006-2008) and Vice Minister of Industry and Trade for three years (2003-2006).

On Sept. 11, Bakhyt Sultanov, until recently the long-time Minister of Finance, was appointed as the new mayor of the Kazakh capital.

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