Our people Board of Directors Rovnag Abdullayev Chairman of the board Elshad Nassirov Board member View biography Adnan Ahmadzada Board Member View biography Mariam Almaszade Chief Executive Officer Farrukh Gassimov Board Member View biography close biography Rovnag Abdullayev Chairman of the board close biography Elshad Nassirov Board member Mr. Nassirov was born in 1960, in Baku. In 1982 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He worked in 1981-1982 in USSR embassy in Afghanistan, in 1982-1985 in Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences, in 1985-1989 at different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR. He worked in 1989-1992 in Soviet Embassy in India. As Azerbaijan gained its state independence, in 1992-1995 Mr. Nassirov worked in the Permanent Representative Office of Azerbaijan in the UN, and in 1995-1997 he was promoted to the position of chief of division in the administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. In 1997-2003, Mr. Nassirov worked as a chief of the Foreign Economic Operations Department, and in 2003-2005, as a chief of the Marketing and Operations Department of SOCAR. By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in December 28, 2005, he was appointed as vice-president of SOCAR on investments and marketing. Elshad Nassirov is also the vice-president of Azerbaijan’s Football Federations’ Association. In 2010, he was awarded the Glory order, under the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan. He is fluent in Russian, English, Persian, and Indian. Mr. Nassirov is the member of Yeni Azerbaijan Party. close biography Adnan Ahmadzada Board Member Mr. Ahmadzada is currently Head of SOCAR Marketing & Operations. He started his professional career with SOCAR in 1997 and has occupied various positions within SOCAR Marketing & Operations since then. close biography Mariam Almaszade Chief Executive Officer close biography Farrukh Gassimov Board Member Born in 1959 in Baku, Mr. Gassimov graduated with a Law Degree from Baku State University in 1981 and received a doctorate from the Moscow Public Studies and Law Institute in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, he served as a Lecturer and Associate Professor at Baku Public Administration and Politics University. Since 2006, he has been Deputy Head of the Legal Department at SOCAR and since 2009, Member of the Board of Petkim.