Rustem Sadykov

Who is Rustem Sadykov and did he really die after the marathon

Rustem Galimovich Sadykov is an independent director on the board of directors of Samruk Energy, Kazakhstan, chairman of the audit committee, member of the nomination and remuneration committee, and member of the strategic planning committee.

He has a page on linkedin.


Rustem Sadykov was born on January 25, 1975.

From 1993-1998 he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations (BSc Industrial Relations) from Ankara University, Turkey.

From 1998-1999 – Master’s degree, in industrial relations (MSc Industrial Relations) at the London School of Economics, UK.

2003 – US Certified Public Accountant (US CPA).

In 2021-2022, he was a partner of Grant Thornton in Kazakhstan.

From 2020-2021 he worked at Tax Bridge.

From 1999-2020, he was the head of tax and legal practice at KPMG in Kazakhstan.

On May 27, 2022, by the decision of the Management Board of Samruk-Kazyna JSC (Minutes No. 29/22), Rustem Sadykov was elected an independent director as a member of the Board of Directors.

Rustem Sadykov
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How Rustem Sadykov died

On September 25, 2022, almaty-marathon reported that 47-year-old Sadykov Rustem Galimovich, a participant in the Almaty Marathon, held on September 25 in the city of Almaty, died after crossing the finish line.

“It happened at 09.35. Rustem ran a distance of 10 km. When registering, he received the number 8743,” said the director of the Almaty Marathon, Saltanat Kazybayeva.

According to Orazbek Sakhov, the head doctor of the competition, who was on duty at the finish line, “the participant fell immediately, barely having time to cross the finish line on the Republic Square and walking a few meters.”

“We immediately began to help him. Volunteers of the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan began to provide primary care, then cardiopulmonary resuscitation (indirect heart massage, breathing with an Ambu bag using an air duct, defibrillation repeatedly, venous access was established, adrenaline injections) was carried out jointly with the staff of the City Ambulance Station. At first, the heart was able to start, sinus rhythm appeared, and after 2 minutes there was a second cardiac arrest. Resuscitation continued for 30 minutes, of which the last 10 minutes were in the ambulance. And at 10:15 we declared death. The official reason can only be given after a forensic medical examination,” Sakhov added.

According to relatives of the deceased, this is not the first time he has taken part in the running event. He ran the Almaty Half Marathon in April, the Almaty Marathon in 2021, also in the 10K.

The organizers of the competition express their deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. They will provide financial assistance in transporting the body to the city of Astana, from where Rustem came specifically to participate in the competition.

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