Bakhrom Ashrafkhanov, Uzbekistan's ambassador to Russia as of 2016, has been appointed chairman of the board of Uzbekneftegaz, replacing Alisher Sultanov, who will keep the post of Deputy Prime Minister, a source in the government told The Tashkent Times.
Alisher Sultanov, 51, was in charge of Uzbekneftegaz since 2015 and from November 2017 he concurrently worked as deputy PM.
On August 20, Alisher Sultanov sustained several fractures and bruises in an accident in Bekabad involving government vehicle.
Bahrom Ashrafkhanov, 49, graduated from Tashkent State Economic University with a degree in International Monetary and Credit Relations (1993). From 1993 to 1994 he studied at the University of Kentucky (USA).
Since 2007 he worked as Deputy Minister of Finance - Head of Treasury of the Ministry of Finance. In 2005-2007 he was First Deputy Minister of Finance, in 2004-2005 - Deputy Minister of Finance, in 2002-2004 - Deputy Minister of Finance - Head of the State Authority for Insurance Supervision at the Ministry of Finance, in 2000-2002 - First Deputy Chief of this Authority , in 1998-2000 - general manager of Uzbek-American insurance company UzAIG, in 1994-1998 - representative of AIG Trading Group in Central Asia.