Photo: primeminister.kzThe head of "Kazatomprom" Nurlan Kapparov suddenly died in Beijing, azh.kz reports.
"On March 26, in China at 14.30, Beijing time, the Chairman of the Board of "Kazatomprom" company Nurlan Kapparov died. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. We express our condolenses to the relatives of the deceased,"-reads the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The press service of Kazatomprom confirmed the information about his death."He was in China as the member of the official delegation. For us it is a big shock and a great loss. We don’t know all the details, he was on business trip,”- the press service informed.
Kapparov Nurlan Zhambulovich - Chairman of the Board of "Kazatomprom " company was born on March 30, 1970 in Almaty. In 1997 he graduated from the Almaty Institute of Technology.
From 1991 to 1997 he was the President of “Accept” firm. From 1997 to 1998 - the President of "National oil transportation company" KazTransOil ". From 1998 to 1999 - the President of "National Oil and Gas Company" KazakhOil". From 1999 to 2000 – RoK Vice-Minister of Energy, Industry and Trade. In 2001, he was RoK Vice-Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.
From 2001 to 2003 he studied in USA and received master's degree in Public Administration at School of Government at Harvard University named after Kennedy. From 2003 to 2011 –the Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Lancaster Group Kazakhstan» established by him, from 2012 to 2013 – the RoK Minister of Environment, from 2013 to 2014 - the RoK Minister of the Environment and Water Resources.
from 2014 - the Chairman of the Board and the Board Member of Kazatomprom JSC.
Kapparov was one of 50 richest people in Kazakhstan. His wealth, according to Forbes’ data, is assessed as 120 billion dollars.