Our People Management Arzu Azimov CEO View biography Emil Bayramli Vice President & CFO View biography Hayal Ahmadzada Vice President Business Development View biography Roger Plaisted Managing Director (UK) View biography Christian Von Langermann Managing Director (Dubai) View biography Iain Welsh Managing Director (Singapore) View biography close biography Arzu Azimov CEO Before joining SOCAR Trading in December 2008, Mr. Azimov has held a number of senior positions at SOCAR since he joint the company in 1994. He has a PhD in Chemistry since 1988. close biography Emil Bayramli Vice President & CFO Mr. Bayramli joined SOCAR from Exillon Energy plc (EXI:LSE), where he was Vice-President in charge of crude oil marketing and treasury (Russia and UAE). Prior to Exillon Energy plc, he was CFO at Aria Petroleum, commodities trading company. Between 1998-2010, Mr. Bayramli held various positions at UBS Investment Bank (New York), Prime Financial Solutions (Kazakhstan), SUAL (Russia), Arthur Andersen (Azerbaijan). He holds an MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business and MA in Economics from Azerbaijan State Economics University. close biography Hayal Ahmadzada Vice President Business Development After graduating from the Institute of Political Science in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1997, Mr. Ahmadzada joined SOCAR as a Deputy Manager of Export Operations, he later joined S:E:T Select as an FSU Trading Manager before joining SOCAR Trading in 2008 as the company's Crude Oil Desk Manager. Mr Ahmadzada speaks Azeri, Russian, English and Turkish fluently. close biography Roger Plaisted Managing Director (UK) Mr. Plaisted joined SOCAR Trading from Phibro where he was General Manager of its European and Singapore offices. Before joining Phibro in 1990 he was Controller for London Italian Bank. Between 1977 and 1988, he held various positions in Risk Management, Systems and Financial Control with Kaines UK and Philipp Brothers.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. close biography Christian Von Langermann Managing Director (Dubai) Mr. Von Langermann graduated from the International Foreign Trade University of Hamburg in Germany. Following his graduation he took the role of Manager for Supply and Trading in S.E.T Select Energy GmbH in Hamburg, moving on to become the Head of Operations in the company. He was the owner of an independent energy company before joining SOCAR Trading Dubai as a Managing Director. close biography Iain Welsh Managing Director (Singapore) Mr. Welsh joined SOCAR Trading after a career with BP spent mostly in their trading business from 1992. He held various positions through the years in London Singapore and Chicago, working in Crude Products and Gas. Heading trading businesses in Crude Trading North America, Products Trading Asia, functional areas including Middle Office and as CFO of Singapore office. His last role was as head of Fuel oil trading and Marine sales for Eastern Hemisphere based in Singapore.