Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan: biography, family

Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan: biography, family
Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan: biography, family

As a result of the presidential elections in October 2017, Sooronbai Jeenbekov becomes the President of Kyrgyzstan, leaving in second place a fairly young businessman and politician, the leader of the Kyrgyz party "Respublika - Ata Zhurt" 47-year-old Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich, whose biography and life deserve attention and present a lot of interesting things. It is about him that we will discuss further.

Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich


Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich was born on May 20, 1970 in the village of Chimkent in the north of the Kyrgyz SSR. His father, Toktogul Babanov, led one of the richest collective farms in Kyrgyzstan, and was also elected a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic several times. Therefore, for his son, Toktogul Babanov also chose the agricultural path.

After Omurbek Toktogulovich Babanov served in the Soviet Army in 1988-1989, hewent to get an education at the prestigious Moscow Agricultural Academy. Timiryazev. There, after studying (in 1989-1993) at the Faculty of Agronomy and Biotechnology, he receives an agronomist diploma.

Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich biography

Steps in business

Two years after graduating from the Agricultural Academy, in 1995, Omurbek Babanov left Kazakhstan, for the city of Taraz, where he managed enterprises for several years. In 1998, he returned to Kyrgyzstan and became the authorized representative of the Kazakh organization Shymkentnefteorgsintez, engaged in oil refining.

In 1999, Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich was appointed Deputy Director General of the Munai enterprise, a Kyrgyz state-owned enterprise that supplied oil products. After working on it for about a year, Babanov becomes the president of the Kyrgyzkhlopok enterprise and at the same time heads the representative office of the oil company in Kyrgyzstan.

At the age of twenty-four to twenty-five, Babanov holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Munai Myrza organization, which had practically no competitors in the field of wholesale fuel supplies from Kazakhstan.

Occupying leadership positions in business, Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich additionally received two higher educations. In 2005, he graduated from the Higher School of Financial Management of the Academy of National Economy and received a diploma in financial management. In 2009, he received a law degree from the State Law Academy under the Government of Kyrgyzstan.

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Political activities

From 2005 to 2007, Babanov became a deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz parliament) from his native Talas region. In autumn 2006 and spring 2007, Babanov actively participated in peaceful opposition rallies.

In 2007, during the parliamentary elections, he is the number one candidate from the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, but on the last day of the campaign, he is excluded from the lists due to his second Kazakh citizenship. Later, the Supreme Court will cancel this decision, but Babanov will give up his mandate in favor of Roza Otumbayeva.

In 2009, despite oppositional statements, by decree of President Bakiyev, Babanov was appointed to the post of first vice-premier of the republic, from whose post Babanov voluntarily resigned in the same 2009.

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Republic - Ata Zhurt

In June 2010, Babanov creates and leads the Respublika party, which took fourth place in the October 2010 parliamentary elections. Roza Otumbayeva, having become the head of the republic after the change of power in 2010, reappoints Omurbek Toktogulovich as First Deputy Prime Minister.

In 2011, in October, President-elect A. Atambaev appoints Babanov as Acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. In 2014, the Respublika party merged with the Ata-Jurt (Fatherland) party, becoming the Respublika-Ata Zhurt faction. Babanov becomes the leader of a new political movement along with Kamchybek Tashiev.

New factionparticipates in the parliamentary elections in October 2015, and Babanov, having put forward his candidacy first in the lists of the faction, again becomes an elected deputy of parliament.

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In the chair of the head of government

Becoming first acting prime minister in 2011, and then a month later assuming the post of head of government, Omurbek Babanov, as prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, is implementing the following political reforms:

  • in order to reduce the state apparatus, five government departments and the number of civil servants by almost two thousand people are abolished;
  • for car owners whose vehicles are not used for commercial profit, Babanov cancels inspection;
  • to support small and medium-sized businesses, the number of licenses and permits is halved, and the number of inspection bodies for businesses is reduced;
  • for the development of the tourism sector, on the initiative of Omurbek Babanov, a visa-free regime is introduced for forty-four countries;
  • a project for issuing loans on favorable terms for farmers begins to operate, thanks to which many farmers receive loans at 7-9% per annum.

In September 2012 (due to disagreements with the ruling coalition) Babanov resigns as head of government.

Businessman's family and politics

As Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich himself stated, whose parents became interested after his candidacy for the presidency of Kyrgyzstan, his father is a Kyrgyznationality, mother - from the Turkic peoples, was born in Kazakhstan, from the age of five she lived in Kyrgyzstan. He asks not to touch on the topic of his parents, saying that he is very proud of them, he really misses them now. Omurbek Toktogulovich Babanov himself considers Kyrgyzstan to be his nationality and homeland.

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Babanov created his own family at a young age - his wife Rita Babanova (before Birbaev's marriage) was born in Kazakhstan. The wife of a businessman and politician is also engaged in business, being the founder of the Asia Mall shopping center.

Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich has four children in his family: an only son and three daughters, the youngest of whom is not yet two years old. The eldest daughter is being educated in England.

More information

Babanov Omurbek for many years (according to some magazines) - one of the richest people in Kyrgyzstan. In 2004, at the project "Person of the Year in Kyrgyzstan", he was awarded the title of "Businessman of the Year in Kyrgyzstan". He also holds the title of state adviser of the second class and is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Public Foundation "Information Future".

Babanov Omurbek Toktogulovich, whose biography at first glance is connected only with business and politics, is also a philanthropist. In the village of Kyzyl-Adyr, in his native Kara-Buurinsky district, he founded a lyceum, in which one hundred and thirty-five gifted pupils are now receiving education completely free of charge. In 2008 he received an award for his contribution to the development of children's education and patronagefrom International Organization.

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