Life Kenes Rakishev gets a new page in biography By WeeklyNews staff Posted on 1 week ago 9 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Kenes Rakishev has been elected president of Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan. «I vote for Kenes Rakishev as a president of the Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan. He is widely known as a philanthropist who contributes to the development of sport in Kazakhstan. He already was the vice president of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation a year long. He is well known entrepreneur and innovator. He will definitely find new approaches to the job and be a successful leader» – said Timur Kulibaev in his farewell speech as a president of Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan. Timur Kulibaev asked for other opinions. None followed and the candidacy of Kenes Rakishev was approved unanimously. Biography and facts on Kenes Rakishev Kenes Rakishev is the son of well known Kazakhstani statesman Khadi Rakishev. He is born in 1979. The Kazakh businessman got initial education in law, later he got a degree in economics. He attended the Oxford Saïd Business School in «Advanced Management» course and got a diploma of London Business School on «Developing Strategy for Value». Later London will became a nearly home city for him. Kenes Rakishev started his career in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. Later he choose to dedicate his life to business. He worked in KazTransGaz, InterGaz Central Asia, KazMunayGaz. He was appointed as vice-president of KazTransGaz. Lionel Messi and Gennady Golovkin Serve as Brand Ambassadors for Kenes Rakishev’s Revolutionary New Tech Product Both football star Lionel Messi and star boxer Gennady Golovkin are international sports legends, but massively successful athletic careers are not the only thing they have in common. Messi and Golovkin are also the brand ambassadors of the Finney—the first and currently the world’s only blockchain smartphone, created by the Israel-based Sirin Labs, led by Chairman Kenes Rakishev as well as co-Founder and CEO Moshe Hogeg. Messi, the top scorer in the history of Barcelona Football Club, began representing the company in December 2017 and was joined in October 2018 by the renowned Kazakh boxer, just in time for the international launch of the phone which took place in November 2018. Kenes Rakishev Presenting the Finney The Finney blockchain smartphone was first unveiled on October 6 at the SYNEQ Business Forum in Almaty. Gennady Golovkin attended the exciting event together with Moshe Hogeg and Kenes Rakishev. The Release of the Finney to the General Public Buyers will be able to scoop up the unique and revolutionary smartphone by December 2018. Those who took part in the initial ICO and believed enough in the project to help raise an extraordinary USD 157.8 million in 2017 will be the first lucky ones to have an opportunity to get a hold of the product. The grand premier of the Finney was held in November at a private event in Barcelona, Spain. The Sirin Labs developers reviewed the basic capabilities and benefits of the device, which include: A built-in “cold-storage” crypto wallet to protect against hacking An optional display for secure transactions A proprietary Shield OS with multiple levels of protection The Finney PC, which works in conjunction with the Finney phone Tamper-proof protective housing A high-quality camera The world is eagerly awaiting the release of the Finney to the general public on December 15 and is looking forward to detailed reviews highlighting additional features of this unique device. Kenes Rakishev Rises Higher on Forbes Ranking of Influential Kazakh Businessmen Since 2011, Forbes Magazine has consistently ranked Kenes (Kenges) Rakishev as one of the 50 Most Successful and Influential Businessmen in Kazakhstan, but the prominent entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist succeeded in rising to 14th place on the list in 2018. There are several reasons behind the 40-year-old investor’s success. Rakishev’s fine education gave him a solid foundation while his experience in a diverse range of fields brought him to the point he is at today. Here are some facts about Rakishev that demonstrate his dynamic approach: Rakishev is the sole owner of Fincraft, an investment holding company that owns shares of several foreign companies, including a Norwegian energy firm called Araca Energy ASA and the American electronic payment system, PayPal. Rakishev is the owner of 22.42% of a top gold mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange Petropavlovsk, 77.72% of SAT & Company’s shares, 16.1% of Standard Insurance Company’s shares, and 18.3% of mobile-payment specialist NetElement. Rakishev co-founded Singulariteam, a venture capital fund with a range of successful investments that include Sirin Labs, the manufacturer of the world’s first blockchain smartphone, ‘Finney’, as well as ‘Saga’, the first stable cryptocurrency, and ‘General Robotics’, a company that manufactures combat robots. Kenes Rakishev is the co-founder of the Saby Charitable Foundation, a Kazakhstan-based fund launched in 2002. Saby has raised funds through charity auctions and donations and has developed a range of special programs. Kenes Rakishev is the controlling shareholder of BTA Bank. He played an active role in pursuing stolen assets worth billions of dollars after the bank was subject to one of the world’s biggest financial frauds prior to his arrival. Kenes (Kenges) Rakishev’s achievements are a testament to his work ethic and proof of how one can reap the fruit of strenuous effort.