Tlektes Isabayevich Yespolov was born in 1952 in the village Mikhailovka (Karasai) of Kordai district, Zhambyl region.
In 1975 graduated from the Kazakh Agricultural Institute (Faculty of Agricultural Mechanization).
He started his career in 1975 as assistant at the chair of Kazakh Institute of Agriculture, was elected as the secretary of the Comsomol committee and a Member of the Party Committee and the Chairman of Institute’s Trade Union. In 1978-1981 he had been studying postgraduate studies at Scientific Research Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and melioration named after A.N.Kostyakov in Moscow and successfully defended. His thesis in 1982 for the degree of candidate of Technical Sciences. After graduation he worked in Kazakh Institute of Agriculture as a lecturer, Associate Professor and the head of Industrial Research Laboratories. In 1993 he was appointed as the Director of the Almaty Industrial College, and then as the Rector of the Almaty Industrial-Pedagogical Academy. In 1997 he defended a doctorate dissertation in Economic Sciences. In 2001 was awarded the rank of Professor. Since 2001 - Rector of the Kazakh National Agrarian University.
In 2003 he was elected as a Vice-President of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Kazakhstan. In April 2004 he was elected an honorary Member and Chairman of the Department of Agrarian Sciences of Kazakhstan, Academician of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Kazakhstan, Academician of the National Academy of Engineering of RK, Academician of the Russian Agricultural Academy, Academician of International Academy of High School, since 2008 - National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan.
Since 2001 he is a Member of the Council of Rectors of Kazakhstan, a Member of the Scientific and Technical Council Ministry of Agriculture of RK, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Consortium of Agricultural Universities of the world, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of Rectors of leading agricultural universities of CIS, a Member of the Competition Commission under the government of Kazakhstan for awarding State Prizes and Awards of Agricultural Sciences and Chairman of the doctoral Dissertation Council defense.
As a remarkable scientist - economist Yespolov T.I. explored the economic problems of water and pasture, reproduction and evaluation of water resources and land, implemented the scientific basis for a complex and systematic analysis and assessment of ecological and social - economic environment. He suggested methodical basis of price ranging and definitions of normative prices for agricultural lands. The applying from his elaborations influenced to large social-economic effect and sustainable use of resources.
By Academician Yespolov T.I. was established a new school of scientists of Agricultural Economists. Under his leadership, the concept of creating an effective market system in the agricultural sector was developed, which includes mechanisms for the formation of large and middle commercial farms in agriculture, as well as the development of cooperation, the creation of integrated associations (clusters), mechanisms to promote rational use of the resource potential of the industry, including land and labor resources ensuring the restoration of the reproductive process in the agricultural sector, improving its competitiveness. These developments are used in programs of rapid industrialization and innovation development of agriculture in the areas of the South East region of the country.
Students of Yespolov T.I. actively take a part in the program to transfer the agricultural sector in the Republic of industrial-innovative technologies to ensure food safety.
Under his leadership 54 candidates and 25 doctors was prepared. His scientific advices are used in the various Ministries of the Republic, in particular in the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan.
Elected as a Deputy into IV-calling Maslikhat of Almaty. He is the Chairman of the Regular Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Sports, the Head of the parliamentary fraction of the party in Maslikhat of "Nur Otan"Almaty city branch.
For his achievements in the public and scientific-pedagogical activities have the following awards: Medal of the USSR Exhibition of Economic Achievements (1988), Medal "Inventor of the USSR" (1989), "Excellence in Education of Kazakhstan" (1995), "Honored worker of Kazakhstan"(1998), winner of the International Prize named after Nebolsin A.G. (2004), "Respected sportsman of Kazakhstan" (2005), "Respected culture worker of Kazakhstan " (2005)., "Parasat" (2005), Order named after Lomonosov of Russian Academy of Security, Defense and Law Enforcement (2005),10 years of Kazakhstan's Constitution (2006), Medal of Altynsarin (2006), "Best Rector of the Year" (for active work on the formation of student teams Zhasyl El and MTR (2007), Diploma of the Senate (2007), for the Development of Science (2007), “Medals of the 10 th Anniversary of Astana "(2008), Medal for the 10-th anniversary of "Nur Otan”, "For effective work" (2008), as well as an "Honorary Professor" of the leading universities of the CIS and the Republic of Kazakhstan : TarSU named after M.Kh.Dulaty, Russian State Agricultural University named after K.A.Timiryazev, Belarussian State Agricultural Academy, Kyrgyz State Agrarian University named after K.I.Skryabin, Azerbaijan Academy of Agriculture, National Agricultural University of Moldova, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.
Together with his wife raised four children, who are presently working in different spheres of economy, also he has grandchildren.