Mr. Rakishev has been a director of Net Element and Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 2, 2012.
Mr. Rakishev served as a director of the Net Element’s predecessor, from April 23, 2012 until October 2, 2012.
Mr. Rakishev has been Chairman of SAT & Company JSC since November 2008. Since August 2011, he has been a non-executive director and Chairman of SAT & Co Netherlands N.V. and, since September 2011, Mr. Rakishev has been a director of SatFerro Limited.
Since December 2010, Mr. Rakishev has been a Chairman of several companies including: Jinsheng SAT (Tianjin) Commercial and Trading Co., Ltd.; Ulanhot Jinyuanda Heavy Chemical Industry Co., Ltd; Baicheng Jinsheng Nickel Industry Co., Ltd.; and Taonan City Jinsheng Metallurgical Products Co.
From October 2004 through the present Mr. Rakishev has served as a Vice-President of the Union of Chambers of Commerce of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since 2010, Mr. Rakishev has been the Vice-President of The Boxing Association of Republic of Kazakhstan and, since 2011, he has been the Vice-President of Asian Boxing Confederation.
Mr. Rakishev holds a B.A. (Law) from the Kazakh State Law Academy and a B.A (International Economics) from the Kazakh Economic University.
Mr. Rakishev also has a AMP Diploma from Oxford University.
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Oct 2, 2012 - Current (almost 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
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|Aug, 2012||TriPlay||$5M / Series C||Personal Investment|
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