The candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hatamjon Ketmonov was born in 1969 in Andijan region’s Balikchi district. He is an ethnic Uzbek and holds higher education: graduated from Andijan State Pedagogical Institute of languages in 1993.
Hatamjon Ketmonov started his work experience in 1993 in a teaching position at the secondary school № 28 of Tashlak district in Ferghana region. In 1995-2004, he served as a chief specialist, head of division, and ultimately the deputy head of the Fergana regional public education administration.
In 2004-2013, Ketmonov worked as the deputy hokim (governor) of Andijan region. During this period he took an active part in the realization of practical measures on the development of social organizations, creating all favorable conditions for the enhancement of their role in addressing social and economic challenges in the region.
With his direct participation in the sphere, complex of measures was worked out and implemented to boost the efficiency of efforts of governmental and social organizations directed at fostering comprehensively advanced generation and improve their political, legal culture and self-consciousness.
Hatamjon Ketmonov was elected chairman of the Central Council of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan in 2013.
During the past period he has significantly strengthened the potential of the party in the center and peripheries, and realized a complex of measures on improving the cooperation between party organizations with party groups of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan in local Kengashes (Councils) of people’s deputies.
He was elected as deputy (member) of the Legislative Chamber (lower house) of the Oliy Majlis (parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2014.
Ketmonov has been working as Deputy Speaker of Legislative Chamber and leader of the People’s Democratic Party group in the lower house since 2015. He is married and has three children.