|3rd Prime Minister of Kazakhstan|
10 October 1997 –1 October 1999
|Preceded by||Akezhan Kazhegeldin|
|Succeeded by||Kassym-Jomart Tokayev|
Nurlan Utebovich Balgimbayev
20 November 1947
Guryev, Kazakh SSR
|Died||14 October 2015 67) (aged|
|Political party||People's Union of Kazakhstan Unity|
Nurlan Utebovich Balgimbayev (Kazakh : Нұрлан Өтепұлы Балғымбаев, Nurlan Ótepuly Balǵymbaev; 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.[ citation needed ]
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