Studies at Almaty University of Power Engineering and Bauman Moscow State Technical University. 1997, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Bank TuranAlem; Chairman of the Board, ATF Bank; 1998, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan; 1998, Vice-Minister of Energy Power, Industry and Trade of Kazakhstan; 2000, Vice-Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan; 2001, Chairman, Kazakhstan Development Bank; 2001-03, Head, Agency of Kazakhstan for the regulation of natural monopolies, protection of competition and support of small business; 2003-04, Minister of Finance; Head, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Kazakhstan; Member of the Board, National Bank of Kazakhstan; 2004-06, Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan; 2006-12, Chairman of the Board, KazInvestBank. Since Sept. 2012, Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
From January 16, 2013 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (No 468) is appointed Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From August 6, 2014 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (№ 875) is appointed as a Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.