Born on January 1, 1948 in the town of Sarkand of the Almaty region.
Higher technical and humanitarian education. Ph.D. in Economics, Ph.D. in Political Science, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador
Employment in the construction companies in Almaty (1965-1973), supervising engineer in Almaatatsentrostroy.
Executive party and public office positions in Almaty, Karaganda, Moscow (1973-1991): Secreatry of the Alma-Ata (former name of Almaty) regional Komsomol committee, head of the construction department of the Alma-Ata regional party committee, first secretary of the Leninskiy district party committee, instructor of the construction department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, second secretary of the Karaganda regional party committee, head of the department of social and economic policy of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1990–1994).
Member of the Republic Council of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1991).
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation (1994-2002), honorary ambassador of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Finland (1996–2002).
2003 – 2007 – Akim (governor) of the North Kazakhstan region.
2007 – 2014 – Secretary general of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC).
from December 2014 – Board member (Minister) for energy and infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Holds national awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.