Dr. Alikhan Baimenov
Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub, UNDP Kazakhstan
Since September 2014 by the Decree of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Dr. Alikhan Baimenov was appointed as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH), a multilateral platform for improving civil service and knowledge sharing. The ACSH is consisting of 40 participating countries and actively assist in promoting civil service effectiveness by supporting the joint efforts of governments of its participating countries and beyond in building institutional and human capacity.
Dr. Alikhan Baimenov is a distinguished public figure, who has held leading public posts in the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In his political career has served as the Head of the Executive Office of the President, Head of the Office of the Prime Minister, Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs, Minister of Labour and Social Protection and as a member of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Under his leadership, for the first time among the CIS countries, the concept of three-level model of social protection and model of implementation of social insurance were developed in Kazakhstan. The necessity of insurance of employers’ liability for damage to workers was also substantiated. Prior to his current position, Dr. Alikhan Baimenov has been serving as the Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption. During that time, he headed the second stage of reforms in civil service. In the result, the new model reduced the number of political servants by eight times. The other initiative included introduction of Senior Executive Service – Corps “A” and professionalization of HR departments.