Zhumageldy Sakenovich Yelyubayev is a Candidate of Juridical Sciences (PhD in Law), President of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Law Association (KPLA), and Chevron Eurasia Business Unit Managing Counsel. He acts as an arbitrator for a number of commercial arbitrations; he is the Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the Member of the English-Russian Law Association. Zhumageldy Yelyubayev was born in the Omsk Oblast of the Russia.
He graduated from the Sverdlovsk Law Institute (Judicial and Procurator Department). In different years he held the positions of the Inspector of the Transport Internal Affairs Department for Sverdlovsk, the Judge of the Ivdel City People's Court of the Sverdlovsk Oblast of the Russia, the Deputy Chairman for Criminal Cases of the Alamty City Court, the Instructor and Counsel of the State Legal Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, the Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Deputy General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Vice Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the General Manager of the Negotiations and Legal Department of Tengizchevroil Joint Venture. Zhumageldy Yelyubayev participated in drafting a number of laws, in particular "On Judges and the Status of Judges", "On Procuracy", "On Court Enforcement Proceedings and Law Enforcement officer", "On Advocacy", "On Court Marshals", and in drafting "The Criminal Code", "The Code for Criminal Procedure", "The Civil Code", "The Code for Civil Procedure" of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Several legislative acts, such as "On Court Bailiffs", "On Execution Proceedings" and the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan were approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan upon his presentations. Zhumageldy Yelyubayev is the Member of the Editorial Boards of such journals as the "Bulletin of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan", "Law and Time".
He is the initiator and the chief editor of the journal "Subsoil Use and Law" published in Russian and English. For significant contribution in the development of the legal system of the Republic of Kazakhstan he was awarded the Order "Kurmet" and the Medal "10 years of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan".