Atamaken members vote for Batalov

Special correspondent of the "News" department
He replaced Nazarbaev’s son-in-law as the new chairman of the National Entrepreneurs Chamber

A special congress of the National Entrepreneurs Chamber “Atameken” has elected Raimbek Batalov as the new chairman of the chamber. His candidacy was supported by 248 members, while nine cast a negative vote and 38 abstained.

Batalov has superseded Timur Kulibaev, who had held the office since 2013. He expressed gratitude to those who have supported his candidacy and promised to reform the chamber.

On January 17, Timur Kulibayev, the husband to the oldest daughter of the former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, stepped down from the position of the chamber’s head.

Raimbek Batalov was born on November 21, 1970 in Almaty. He worked as the first vice president of the Kazakhstan Federation of Cycling and vice president of the Asian Cycling Confederation. He has been the Atameken chamber’s presidium member since 2016 and worked as head of the committee for small- and medium-sized business development.

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