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. He is married and has a son and a daughter.
Established in 1993, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic- SOCAR offers resources of Azerbaijan, one of the richest countries in terms of oil and natural gas, with the aim of international development and benefit. As an energy company offering integrated solutions, SOCAR is engaged in exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, natural gas, and natural gas condensates, marketing crude petrol and petrochemical products in domestic and international markets, and supplying natural gas to Azerbaijan.
SOCAR is a competitive group operating in 6 strategic industries including petrochemicals, refinery, logistics, natural gas, energy and fibre technologies.
Through strategic partnerships SOCAR generates economic, social and environmental benefits on the global scale. Rapidly reinforcing its international operations with this objective SOCAR has built representative offices in 13 different countries varying from Iran to UK. Furthermore, the company has founded international trade companies in Singapore, Vietnam, Nigeria and Switzerland and purchased assets in Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Switzerland and Greece.
Among its global-scale strategic projects, SOCAR executes the most significant one in Turkey at a total volume of USD 19.5 billion. Having assumed a significant role in the future of the two sister countries and formed an integrated value chain in energy, SOCAR takes its strength from friendship, cooperation and confidence.