Chairman of the Management Board
He was born on December 15, 1950 in Almaty region
In 1974 he graduated from the Kazakh Agricultural Institute with major in Mechanization of Agricultural Production Processes.
In 1991 graduated from socio-political faculty of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences with major in Theory of Sociopolitical Relations. He received PhD in Economics in 1999.
1990 – First Deputy Chairman of Gosagroprom of the Kazakh SSR, and in 1991 — the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Kazakh SSR
1991-1992- Chairman of Almaty Oblast Congress of People’s Deputies
1992 - 1994 – Head of Alma-Ata regional administration
1994 - 1996 - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1996 – 1998 - State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Chairman of the State Committee on Investments, Head of Administration of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1998 – 2001 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Benelux countries (The Kingdom of Belgium, The Kingdom of the Netherlands and The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg). He also headed the Representative Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the EU and the NATO.
2001 – 2006 – Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Since January 2006 through April 2008 - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Since April 2008 through August 2015 - Mayor of Almaty, Chairman of Almaty affiliate of Nur Otan Party
Since August 2015 through December 2017 –Chairman of the Management Board of NC Astana EXPO – 2017 JSC
Since December 2017 – Chairman of the Management Board of Samruk-Kazyna JSC
Mr Yessimov is the awardee of Kazakhstan Labor Hero, Badge of Honor, Friendship Order, Otan Order, Parasat Order