News 2012#4 (76), September 2012
On August 15, Bakhtykozha Izmukhambetov was appointed to the post of Atyrau oblast Akim (head of administration).
He replaced on this post Bergei Ryskaliyev, who was held this office since October 2006. From August 2007 till January 2012, B. Izmukhambetov was Akim of the Western Kazakhstan region.
Earlier, he held the post of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan. On January 20, 2012 he was elected as vice-speaker of the Majilis of the Parliament of the RK.