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Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus

Andrey Vladimirovich Kobyakov

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.

Educational and professional background:
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).