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Rovnag Ibrahim Abdullayev

SOCAR president


 Rovnag ─░brahim 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. 

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 oil and gas

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