Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev appointed Senate Speaker

Oct 16. Tengrinews

Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev appointed Senate SpeakerKassym-Zhomart Tokayev has come back to be the Senate Speaker after a 3-year break, Tengrinews reports.

“I suggested electing Mr. Tokayev (…) as I relieved Mr. Kairat Mami of his duties so that he could get back to his professional path [Supreme Court]”, President Nazarbayev said when speaking at a Senate plenary session. Mr. Tokayev’s candidacy was unanimously supported.

Earlier Mr. Tokayev worked in the USSR Foreign Ministry, Soviet Embassy in China. He has also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs (1994-1999), Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2007), and as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (1999-2002). In 2007 he was elected Speaker of the Kazakhstan’s Senate.

On 11 March 2011, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan as the new Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Kairat Mami, the outgoing Senate Speaker, has been appointed to chair the country’s Supreme Court.


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanks Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev for his professionalism


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked former Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev for his professionalism.

Mr. Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev wrote on his official Twitter account that the UN Secretary-General thanked him for professionalism, cooperation and friendship.

Tokayev expressed his gratitude to all the people he had worked with during his tenure at the UN Office at Geneva. The Swiss authorities announced the upcoming grand ball of the Geneva Opera Pool will be dedicated to Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.

On March 11, 2011, UN Secretary-General announced the appointment of Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

As reported earlier, the Senate plenary session on Wednesday (October 16) unanimously supported Mr. Tokayev’s candidacy, suggested by President Nazarbayev, as the new Senate Speaker.


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Kazakh Housing Construction Savings Bank replaces Chairman of Board

October 17. Trend. Astana

By D.Mukhtarov

By the decision of the Board of Baiterek National Managing Holding Aybatyr Zhumagulov is appointed as Chairman of the Board of Housing Construction Savings Bank of Kazakhstan, chairman of the Board of the Baiterek National Managing Holding Kuandik Bishimbayev said at a briefing on Thursday.

Zhumagulov previously held the position of Managing Director of the Holding.

He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of such companies as Kazakhstan Mortgage Company, Kazakhstan Mortgage Guarantee Fund, Export Credit Insurance Corporation KazExportGarant .

Baiterek National Managing Holding was established in accordance with the decree of the Kazakh President as of May 22, 2013. The purpose of establishing the holding is to promote the development and diversification of the economy, to attract investments, to improve the corporate governance system in its subsidiaries. The holding’s trust management includes 10 state financial institutions as Development Bank of Kazakhstan, Housing Construction Savings Bank of Kazakhstan, KazExportGarant, DAMU Entrepreneurship Development Fund, National Agency for Technological Development, Investment Fund of Kazakhstan, Kazyna Capital Management, Distressed Assets Fund, Kazakhstan Mortgage Guarantee Fund, Kazakhstan Mortgage Company.