Kenges Rakishev is a strong supporter of sport development in Kazakhstan. In 2004 he became Vice President of the National Sports Association of Kazakhstan, and in 2009 he was elected Head of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation’s Almaty city branch. The following year, he was elected Vice President of the whole Federation. In 2011, Kenges Rakishev became Vice President of the Asian Boxing Federation. Through his Company, he officially sponsored the Kazakh Federation for Professional Boxing, the Kazakh Football Federation and Rapid Chess World Championship hosted by the Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, in 2012.
Kenges Rakishev – President of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation
In the same year, Rakishev became President of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation. During his tenure as the President, for the first time in its history Astana hosted the World Judo Championship in 2015. Kenges Rakishev also allocated more than $2.5 million of his personal funds to build the modern Judo Academy in Almaty.
Kenges Rakishev and his ‘boxing day’
Kenges Rakishev has been elected president of Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan last year.
«I vote for Kenges 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 Kenges Rakishev was approved unanimously.