|8th Prime Minister of Belarus|
27 December 2014
|Preceded by||Mikhail Myasnikovich|
|Born||(1960-11-21) 21 November 1960
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Moscow Aviation Institute
Belarusian State Economic
Belarusian State University
Andrei Vladimirovich Kobyakov (Belarusian: Андрэй Уладзіміравіч Кабякоў, Andrey Uladzimiravich Kabyakow; Russian: Андрей Владимирович Кобяков; born 21 November 1960) is the Prime Minister of Belarus. He was appointed by president Alexander Lukashenko on 27 December 2014. Before this appointment, Kobyakov served as the President’s Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2014.
He was a Deputy Prime Minister from December 2003 to December 28, 2010.
Andrei Kobyakov was born in Moscow in 1960. From the age of three he lived in the territory of Belarus.
In 1983, he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute. From 1985-1988 he worked first as a senior master, then deputy shop superintendent, and deputy chief of Minsk Mechanical Works assembly plant factory.
In 1991, he graduated from the Belarusian State Institute of National Economy. From 1989-1991 he was a student at the Institute of Political Science and Social Management of the PBC.
From 1995 to 1996 he served as Deputy Chief of the Control Service and from 1996 to 1998 he was the Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian State Control Committee. In June 1998, he became President of the Belarusian State Concern for production and sale of light industry goods.
He was appointed chairman of the State Control Committee on 2 December 1998 by order of the President. On 6 October 2000 he was appointed representative of the State in OAO “Belpromstroibank.”
From 2000 to 2001 he was the First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. On 24 September 2001 the President appointed him Deputy Prime Minister.
He was the Economy Minister from 3 July 2002 to 24 December 2003.
On 28 December 2010, he served as the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus.
He was appointed Ambassador to Russia on 8 December 2011 and served until 2012.
He was Chief of Staff to the President from 27 August 2012 to 27 December 2014.
Educational and professional background:
Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Date and place of birth: November 21, 1960; Moscow, Russian Federation. In 1963 the family moved to Belarus (the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic at that time) as his father was assigned for further military service in the Belarusian Military District. He started his secondary education at school in the village of Bobrovichi, Kalinkovichi district, Gomel region, and then he studied at School No. 2 in the town of Shchuchin, Grodno region. In 1977 he finished the Labour Red Banner Order Secondary School No. 50 in the city of Minsk.
|1977 – 1983||student of the Lenin Order and the October Revolution Order Moscow Aviation Institute named after S.Ordzhonikidze (Lenin scholarship holder, diploma with distinction graduate)|
|1983 – 1985||foreman, senior foreman of the machine assembly department of Minsk Mechanical Works named after S.I. Vavilov|
|1985 – 1988||senior foreman, deputy head of the assembly department, deputy head of the assembly division of Rogachev “Diaprojector” Plant, Gomel region|
|1988 – 1989||instructor of the organization unit of the Communist Party Committee, Rogachev City|
|1989 – 1991||student of Belarus Communist Party Institute of Political Science and Social Administration|
|1991 – 1995||head of the planning and economic department, deputy director for economy at Rogachev “Diaprojector” Plant, Gomel region|
|1995 – 1996||Deputy Head of the Control Service Department of the President of the Republic of Belarus|
|1996 – 1998||Deputy Chairman of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus|
|июнь – декабрь 1998||President of the Belarusian State Concern for Production and Sale of Light Industry Goods|
|1998 – 2000||Chairman of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus|
|2000 – 2001||First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus|
|2001 – 2002||Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus|
|2002 – 2003||Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus – Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus|
|2003 – 2010||Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus|
|2010 – 2011||Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus|
|2011 – 2012||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation|
|2012 – 2014||Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus|
|2014||Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus|
|Within the period of 2003-2010 while working in the capacity of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, A.Kobyakov was also a member of the Economic Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States as well as the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community. From 2003 to 2006 he was a member of the High Level Group for Establishing the Common Economic Area of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. From 2009 to 2010 Mr.Kobyakov was a member of the Commission of the Customs Union of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
From 2001 to 2011 he carried out the functions of the trustee of the Republic of Belarus at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and the International Financial Corporation.
In the period of 2011-2012 while working as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, A.Kobyakov was a Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus in the Eurasian Economic Community; he was also a Special Envoy of the Republic of Belarus for integration and cooperation within the framework of the Union State, the Customs Union and the Common Economic Area, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Economic Community.
In 2006 A.Kobyakov was awarded the Order of Honour, and in 2014 he was decorated with the Order of Fatherland (3rd degree).
Mr.Kobyakov is married and has a daughter (1985) and a son (1998).