Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Қасым-Жомарт Тоқаев
Касым-Жомарт Токаев (28-09-2021) (cropped 3).jpg
Tokayev in 2021
2nd President of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
12 June 2019[note 1]
Prime MinisterAskar Mamin
Alihan Smaiylov
Preceded byNursultan Nazarbayev
Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
5 January 2022[1]
Preceded byNursultan Nazarbayev
6th Chair of the Senate
In office
16 October 2013 – 19 March 2019
DeputyQairat Işçanov
Asqar Beisenbaev
Sergey Gromov
Bektas Beknazarov
Preceded byKairat Mami
Succeeded byDariga Nazarbayeva
In office
11 January 2007 – 15 April 2011
DeputyMuhambet Kopeev
Aleksandr Sudin
Preceded byNurtai Abykayev
Succeeded byKairat Mami
State Secretary of Kazakhstan
In office
29 January 2002 – 13 June 2003
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byAbish Kekilbayev
Succeeded byImangali Tasmagambetov
4th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
12 October 1999 – 28 January 2002
Acting: 1 October 1999 – 12 October 1999
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
First DeputyAleksandr Pavlov
(1999–2000)
Daniyal Akhmetov
(2000–2001)
Preceded byNurlan Balgimbayev
Succeeded byImangali Tasmagambetov
Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
15 March 1999 – 1 October 1999
Prime MinisterNurlan Balgimbayev
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
29 January 2002 – 11 January 2007
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterImangali Tasmagambetov
(2002–2003)
Daniyal Akhmetov
(2003–2007)
Karim Massimov
(2007)
Preceded byErlan Idrissov
Succeeded byMarat Tazhin
In office
13 October 1994 – 12 October 1999
Prime MinisterAkezhan Kazhegeldin
(1994–1997)
Nurlan Balgimbayev
(1997–1999)
Preceded byKanat Saudabayev
Succeeded byErlan Idrissov
Member of the Senate
In office
16 October 2013 – 19 March 2019
In office
11 January 2007 – 15 April 2011
Chairman of the Assembly of People
Assumed office
28 April 2021
Preceded byNursultan Nazarbayev
11th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
In office
12 March 2011 – 16 October 2013
Preceded bySergei Ordzhonikidze
Succeeded byMichael Møller
Personal details
Born
Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev

(1953-05-17) 17 May 1953 (age 69)
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
(now Almaty, Kazakhstan)
NationalityKazakhstani
Political partyNur Otan
Other political
affiliations
KPSS (before 1991)
Spouse(s)Nadezhda Tokayeva (divorced)
ChildrenTimur Tokayev
ResidenceAk Orda Presidential Palace
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Websiteakorda.kz
Military service
Allegiance Kazakhstan
Branch/serviceArmed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Years of service2019–present
RankKazakhstan-Army-OF-10-01 (horizantal).svg
Supreme Commander

Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev (born 17 May 1953) is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He became the President of Kazakhstan on 20 March 2019,[2] after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on 19 March 2019.[3]

He was Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan from 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2019 and from 11 January 2007 to 15 April 2011.[4]

Tokayev was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 1 October 1999 to 28 January 2002 and as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva from 12 March 2011 to 16 October 2013.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Acting from 20 March 2019

References[change | change source]

  1. Auyezov, Olzhas (5 January 2022). "Kazakh president fails to quell protests, 8 deaths reported". Reuters. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  2. "Токаев принёс присягу и вступил в должность президента Казахстана". RT на русском (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  3. "Kazakh President Nazarbaev Abruptly Announces Resignation". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. https://en.tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/Kairat-Mami-to-be-the-new-Senate-Speaker--942/