Before his Vice-Minister position at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Magzum Mirzagaliyev has been Vice-Chairman of the Board for Innovative Development and Service Projects at KazMunaiGas national oil and gas company of Kazakhstan. In the period of 2011-2012 he was Managing Director of KazMunaiGas. Previously, he was Director General of TenizService. He started his career as a drilling fluid engineer in MI Drilling Fluids International Company (Schlumberger) at the oil fi elds of Tengiz and West Siberia. Mr Mirzagaliyev was educated at Turan University (1999), Diplomatic Academy (2003), Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh.Yessenov (2010), in 2002-2004 he carried out a traineeship in MI Drilling Fluids based in the USA and Malaysia.