The Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General
TASMAGAMBETOV Imangali Nurgaliyevich
He was born in 1956 in the village of Novobogat, Guriev region, Kazakh SSR.
In 1979 he graduated from the Faculty of Natural Geography of the Urals Pedagogical Institute named after Pushkin (now West Kazakhstan State University named after M. Utemisov) as a teacher of geography and biology.
He worked as a teacher, and then in the structures of the Communist Union of Youth of the Kazakh SSR. He worked his way up from the head of a department in a district committee to the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Leninist Communist Union of Youth of Kazakhstan.
1991 - 1993 - Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Youth Affairs.
In 1993 he was appointed Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Subsequently, he held the following positions: Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akim of Atyrau Region.
From January 2002 to June 2003 - Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From June 2003 to March 2004 - State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2004 - 2008 - Akim (head) of Almaty city.
From 2008 to 2014 - Akim of Astana city.
From October 2014 to 2016 - Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From February 2017 to December 2019 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation.
Since January 1, 2023, by the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council, he was appointed Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for a period of three years.
He is awarded the Order of Parasat (1998), the Order of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (2004), and the Order of "Friendship of the Russian Federation. He holds degrees of Candidate of Philosophy and Doctor of Political Science.