From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox officeholder Nurlan Utebovich Balgimbayev (Template:Lang-kz, Nurlan Ötepulı Balğımbayev; 20 November 1947 – 14 October 2015) was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 10 October 1997 to 1 October 1999. He became President of the Kazakhstan Oil Investment Company in February 2002.Template:Citation needed
Prior to serving as Prime Minister, he served as Minister of Oil and Gas, and later as President of KazakhOil. After his tenure as Prime Minister, he continued his career as President at state-owned KazakhOil. Lyazzat Kiyinov replaced him after the merger between KazakhOil and Transport Nefti i Gaza companies into the new KazMunayGas.