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Prosecutor General of Republic of Kazakhstan Zhakyp Assanov

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Zhakyp Assanov

Zhakyp Assanov was born on August 17, 1963 in Kyzylorda.

He is a graduate of S. Kirov Kazakh State University, specializing in Jurisprudence.

He joined the Kyzylorda Region Bar Association as an intern soon after graduation.

In the period from 1986 to 1993, he worked in the Prosecutor's Office of Kyzylorda Region as Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor of Kyzylorda, Assistant, Senior Assistant to the Regional Prosecutor and the Chief of Department at the Regional Prosecutor's Office.

From 1993 to 1994, he served as the Senior Prosecutor at General Supervision Department, Chief of Department for Supervising the Observance of Banking Legislation, Financial and Credit Relations and in regulatory bodies at the General Supervision Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From November 1994 to November 1996, he worked as a consultant, Head of Sector of the Department for the Rule of Law, Order and Judicial Reforms at the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 1996, he was appointed as First Deputy Head of South Kazakhstan Region Tax Police.

From 1997 to 2001 he servedas Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Deputy Chief of Department for Supervising Legality in the socio-economic sphere, then as Chief of this Department, Chief of Department for Supervising Legality in Government Bodies of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From February 2001 to February 2002 he worked as First Deputy Prosecutor of Almaty.

From February 2002 to June 2003 he served as Pavlodar Region Prosecutor.

In June 2003, Mr. Assanov was appointed Vice-Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From 2005 to 2006 he worked as Deputy Executive Director at the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and Employers of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Board at the Kazakhstan Utility Systems JSC, President and Board Member at the Ordabasy Corporation JSC.

From 2007 to 2012 he was a member of the Kazakhstan’s Majilis of the Parliament of the fourth and fifth convocations, elected through party lists of the Nur Otan NDP, served as a member of the Committee for Legislation, Judicial and Legal Reform of the Majilis.

In accordance with Executive OrderofthePresidentin 6 September 2012, he was appointed as Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 25 April 2016, Presidential Decree appointed him Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

He was awardedacivilservicerank of State Judicial Counsellor 2nd Class.

Mr. Assanov holds a scientific degree of  candidate of juridical sciences.He was decorated with the Order of Kurmet, anniversary medals – 10 Years of Kazakhstan’s Independence, 25 Years of Kazakhstan’s Independence, theHonorary Officer of the Prosecution Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lapel Pin.

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