Ashat Kerimbay, male, Kazak nationality, is a native of Yining, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Ashat was born in 1947, graduated from Chinese Language and Literature Department of Xingjiang University and joined the CPC in 1975.
Ashat spent much of his career in party leadership positions and judicial positions in Ili Prefecture. In 1993, he became vice-chairman of the People's Government of Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Later, he became a standing committee member of the 6th CPC Xingjian Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee.
Ashat was an alternate member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. In 2007, he became a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.