Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
"Kyrgyzstan's New Constitution: A Way Out of the Political Crisis?"
February 1, 2007
Marat Abdyrazakovich Sultanov
Speaker of the Parliament of
Thursday, February 1, 2007
5.00 - 7.00 PM, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
The Rome Auditorium
Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan since 2005, Mr. Sultanov has a background in technology, finance and - for the past eight years - politics. He did both undergraduate and postgraduate work at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, returning to Kyrgyzstan in 1987 to become a professor at the Kyrgyz National University. In 1992, after independence, he moved to the Kyrgyz National bank, first serving as a department head and then, from 1994-98, as Chairman of the Bank. In September 1999 he became co-chairman of the political party Adilet. He was elected to parliament in 2000, serving
as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee until he became speaker in 2005. Mr. Sultanov is married with three daughters.
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