Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat (PS) of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA
He graduated from the Kazakh University of Traffic Ways in 2006, and received the Master Degree in State and Municipal Administration from the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation in 2016. Mr. Asset Assavbayev has over 18 years of professional experience in the transport sector. Since 2004, Mr. Assavbayev accumulated experience occupying various positions in the Transport Control Committee of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan including the post of the Vice-Chairman (2010-2013) and the Chairman (2013-2014) of the same Committee. He served as the Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development from 2014 to 2019 where he dealt with the implementation of transport policy, ensuring transport safety, development of road, railway and port infrastructure and etc. Prior to being elected as the TRACECA Secretary General, Mr. Assavbayev was the President of the Association of Road Builders of Kazakhstan and Independent Director of the Board of Directors of JSC «NС «KazAvtoZhol» (2019). Since December 2019 up to now, Mr. Assavbayev holds the post of Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA.