Ex-executive of Kazatomprom becomes chairman of Kazakhstan’s National Bank

Galymzhan Pirmatov has been appointed to the position of chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. His predecessor Erbolat Dosaev is now the new mayor of Almaty.

While introducing Pirmatov to the Senate the first deputy head of the president’s office Timur Suleimenov said that Kazatomprom showed excellent financial results under Pirmatov’s supervision.

“Under Galymzhan Pirmatov’s supervision the national company of Kazatomprom has gone public. The initial public offering was organized at the Astana International Financial Center. Dear deputies, I assume that the professional background and personal qualities of Galymzhan Pirmatov are a good basis to work on the entire scope of tasks and goals the National Bank is dealing with. Please, support his candidacy,” he said.

According to Suleimenov, the new head of the bank couldn’t attend the meeting in person as he has contracted omicron.

“As the president’s executive office we will ask him to visit the Senate and inform you how he is going to approach the task and cope with this high responsibility that the president and the Senate have imposed on him,” he concluded.

Galymzhan Pirmatov was born in 1972. He graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1993, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economy and Strategic Research in 1995 and Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University in 2001.

Previously he worked as vice minister of economy and budget planning, first deputy chairman of BTA Bank, chairman of Kazatomprom, president of Cameco Kazakhstan and deputy chairman of the National Bank.

Ex-chairman of the bank Erbolat Dosaev has been the mayor of Almaty since January 31.

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