President approves Olzhas Bektenov for the post of Kazakh PM

Kazakh PM
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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev approved Olzhas Bektenov for the post of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform News Agency reports.

Born in 1980 Olzhas Bektenov hails from Almaty city. He is a graduate of the Kazakh State Law Academy.

After starting his career in 2002 at the city justice department in Almaty, four years later Olzhas Bektenov joined the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan.

In 2012 he was designated to helm the department at the head office of the Agency on Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes (Financial Police).

Between 2015 and 2016 he headed the Astana mayor’s office, and secretariat of the head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan.

In 2016 he was appointed as the head of the department of the national anti-corruption bureau (anti-corruption service) of Astana city.

The Head of State decreed to name him as the head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan in April last year.

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