First Vice-minister For Investments And Development Appointed In Kazakhstan
Kazakh government appointed Alik Aidarbayev as the first vice-minister for investments and development.
Aidarbayev will be responsible for industry, the Investments and Development Ministry said in a message March 16.
In 2013-2017, Aidarbayev headed Mangistau region. The oil-rich but remote western Mangistau region has seen several cases of industrial action with oil fields responding by sacking hundreds of workers.
An oil strike that started in late September in the western Kazakhstan town of Zhanaozen – the scene of fatal industrial unrest in 2011 – has ended after the company caved in to strikers’ demands. As a result, governor of Mangystau region Alik Aidarbayev, representatives of the regional prosecutor’s office, labor management area together with a group of employees and the management of LLP Burgylau signed the agreement.
Aidarbayev was born on May 19, 1963 in Aleksandrovka village of Almaty oblast. In 1985 he graduated from the oil school of Kazakh Polytechnical Institute with a major in oilfields development. He started working in 1985, serving as operator, master, technologist and head of the shop in Zhetybaineft. In 1992-1994 he worked as head of the shop of formation pressure maintenance in Mangyshlakneft, an oil and gas producing subsidiary of Zhetybaineft. In different years he served as deputy Director General, first Vice-President of Yuzhkazneftegas, Director General of Kumkol-LUKOIL. On December 2009-April 2011 he works as Director General of Mangistaumunaigas. He then worked as Managing Director for Production in KazMunaiGas. He has PhD in Technical Sciences. He is an honorary professor of Kanysh Satpayev National Technical University. He is the author of the book called Theory and practice of development of Kumkol oil field (1999).