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    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Rovnag Ibrahim Abdullayev Rovnag İbrahim Abdullayev was born on April 3, 1965 in Nakhchivan. He graduated from the Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Institute of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. He has been working as an engineer, department chief and senior engineer at the “Oil Rocks” and “28 May” Oil and Gas Production Departments and “Xazardenizneftgasinshaat” (Caspian Sea Oil Gas Construction) Trust since 1989. He became the Director of the Trust in 1997 and director of the Baku Oil Refinery named after Heydar Aliyev in 2003. In 2004-2008, he was the President of the “Neftchi” Football Club. He has been the President of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) since 2005 and the President of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) since 2008. In 2015, he became the President of Judo Federation of Azerbaijan. That year, by the Order issued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan he was awarded the “Glory” Medal. He is the member of New Azerbaijan Party and was elected the member of Milli Majlis (Parliament) for third, fourth and fifth callings. He is the member of Milli Majlis Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, head of the Azerbaijan-Norway inter-parliamentary working group and member of the working groups on relations with the British, Georgian and Russian parliaments. Married and has a son and a daughter.

  • Vagif ALİYEV

    Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Vagif ALİYEV

    Born in 1959, Vagif Aliyev graduated from the Azerbaijan Civil Engineering Institute Hydraulic Engineering program in 1981. Having undertaken many tasks and completed them successfully, Aliyev first started to work at the Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Production Union’s Azer Sea Oil Construction Trust as an engineer in Construction and Mounting department.

    Since 2005, Aliyev has been Head of Investments at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and since 2008, a member of the Board of Directors at Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. Since October 2009, Aliyev has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at PETKIM Petrokimya Holding A.Ş.

  • David MAMMADOV

    Member of the Board
    David MAMMADOV

    Born in 1955, Davud MEMMADOV is a chemical engineer and graduate of M. Azizbeyov Oil and Chemistry Institute’s Chemical Technology of Oil and Gas Faculty. He started his career at Baku Oil Refinery as Operator in 1976. Since 2005 MEMMADOV has been Refinery Vice President at State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and since 2008, he has been Member of Board of Directors as PETKIM Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. 

  • Süleyman GASİMOV

    Member of the Board
    Süleyman GASİMOV

    Born in 1961, Suleyman Gasimov graduated from the Azerbaijan National Economic Institute in 1982 and from Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003. In 1991-2003s, he was a chief accountant at Khazardenizneftgas (Caspian Sea Oil and Gas) Production Unit of Azerineft (Azeri Oil) Oil and Gas Production Department, Offshore Oil and Gas Production Unit.

    From 2004 to 2006, he worked as chief of division of Economics and Accounting Department of SOCAR, deputy chief of the Department, and chief of the Department. In 2006, he became the Company’s vice-president of economic issues. In 2006, he was awarded “Taraggi” (Progress) Medal, and in 2011 – “Shohrat” (Glory) Order. He is a Doctor of Economics and author of more than 15 scientific articles. 

  • Farrukh GASİMOV

    Member of the Board
    Farrukh GASİMOV

    Born in 1959 in Baku, Faruk Gasimov graduated from Baku State University’s Law School 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 the Baku Public Administration and Politics University. Since 2006, he has been Deputy Head of the Legal Department at SOCAR and since 2009, a Member of the Board of Petkim.

  • Volker Bernd Schultz

    Member of the Board
    Volker Bernd Schultz

    Volker brings over 30 years of experience in the Refining, Downstream Oil and Petrochemical industries.

    He is a Board Member of the UK Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board and also advises a variety of companies on strategy and M&A opportunities.

    From 2011 till 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer of Essar Oil UK and its Stanlow refinery. Previously he had worked 23 years with BP, including as Head of Strategy & Portfolio and Planning & Performance Reporting for Refining & Marketing, Business Unit Leader and Managing Director of the BP Lingen Refinery, Works General Manager and Managing Director of the BP Marl Styrenics chemicals site, and Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Manager at the BPAmoco Yorktown refinery.

    Volker holds a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.