Sauat Mynbayev

Sauat Mynbayev
Сауат Мұхаметбайұлы Мыңбаев

From left to right: Mykola Azarov, Andrei Kobyakov , Vladimir Putin , Sauat Mynbayev in a meeting in 2003.
Minister of Oil and Gas
In office
12 March 2010  3 July 2013
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Uzakbai Karabalin
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
27 August 2010  12 March 2010
Prime Minister Karim Massimov
Preceded by Baktykozha Izmukhambetov
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of Industry and Trade
In office
2004  January 2006
Prime Minister Danial Akhmetov
Preceded by Adilbek Dzhaksybekov
Succeeded by Vladimir Shkolnik
Minister of Agriculture
In office
Preceded by Zhanybek Karibzhanov
Succeeded by Akhmetzhan Yesimov
Minister of Finance
In office
Preceded by Aleksandr Pavlov
Succeeded by Uraz Dzhandosov
Personal details
Born (1962-11-19) 19 November 1962
Spouse(s) Zhanar Kaliyeva

Sauat Mukhametbayuly Mynbayev (Kazakh: Сауат Мұхаметбайұлы Мыңбаев; Russian: Сауат Мухаметбаевич Мынбаев, Sauat Mukhametbayevich Mynbayev) is a Kazakh politician who served as the minister of oil and gas of Kazakhstan from 2010 to 2013.


Mynbayev was born on 19 November 1962. In 1985, he received a degree in economics from Moscow State University and he obtained a master's degree again in economics in 1988.

From September 2007 until March 2010, Mynbayev was the minister of energy and mineral resources. On 12 March 2010, he was named as the head of the newly created ministry of oil and gas.[1] Mynbayev's term ended on 3 July 2013 and he was replaced by Uzakbay Karabalin in the post.[2]


In 2009, Mynbayev and Chinese officials discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation within the CNPC-AktobeMunaiGaz JV to develop Kenkiyak and Zhanazhol oilfields; they also dwelt on completion of the 2nd segment of the Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline as well as on new bilateral projects.[3]


  1. "New Kazakhstan Minister of Oil and Gas appointed". BNews. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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