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Management

  • Rashad Nabiyev

    CHAIRMAN/CEO

    Rashad Nabiyev was appointed as the Chairman of Azercosmos OJSCo on January 24, 2011 by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, R.Nabiyev oversees the overall management of the company.
    Before his appointment as CEO of Azercosmos OJSCo, R.Nabiyev worked as the Head of Finance, Accounting and Economic Analysis Department at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2004-2011.
    In 2002-2004, he worked at the Market Operations Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1997-2000, he worked at the Information Resources and Technologies Center and International Relations Department at the President’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
    Mr. Nabiyev holds an MS in Economics from Eastern Carolina University, USA where he studied during 2000-2002, and bachelor and master degrees in Public Administration from Public Administration Academy under the auspices of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he studied in the years of 1994-2000.
    He continued his education at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he completed the program for Senior Executives in Public Financial Management in year 2006

  • Rovshan Rustamov

    DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

    Rovshan Rustamov is Deputy Chairman of Azercosmos OJSCo since September 2014.
    Rovshan Rustamov joined Azercosmos OJSCo in February 2012 as the Corporate Governance Manager.
    In 2004-2012, he worked at various managerial positions at “Azerpost” LLC.
    He started his career as a journalist in economics in 2002.
    He obtained M.B.A. from Public Administration Academy under the auspices of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003.
    He holds PhD in economics since 2009.

  • Dan Radu

    CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

    Dan Radu has graduated the University of Bucharest and received a Masters degree in Satellite communications.
    After working for a Research Institute on Low Noise Threshold satellite receivers he started his first assignment in UK at Scientific Atlanta.
    During his 12 years at Scientific Atlanta, Dan Radu worked on Cable TV, Satellite Earth Stations, Video Compression, and Conditional Access. His customers could be found anywhere around Europe Middle East, Africa and USA.
    In 2000, Dan Radu joined EMC computer Systems, the number one server storage company as Operations Director EMEA.
    In March 2004 Intelsat expansion into the Media market has convinced Dan Radu to make the switch and return to his first professional assignment: satellite communications.
    In October 2015 Azercosmos, the premier satellite operator in Caucasus and Dan joined efforts to set the path for future sales and growth in Azerbaijan, Central Asia and Europe, Middle East, Africa

  • Samaddin Asadov

    FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

    Samaddin Asadov is the Financial department director of Azercosmos OJSCo since February 2011.
    Between 2007-2011, he worked as the leading consultant of the Finance, Accounting and Economic Analysis Department at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
    In 2005-2006, he worked for the Public Finance Monitoring Center, an NGO, as an economist and development manager.
    He holds M.B.A. in finance from State Economic University of Azerbaijan.

  • Ilgar Abdullayev

    LEGAL DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

    Ilgar Abdullayev works as the Legal department director of Azercosmos OJSCo since February 2011.He has been actively participating in realization of the space & satellite projects of Azerbaijan since 2008. He was one of the leading specialists engaged in the process of development of the agreements on the Azerspace-1 satellite project as well as took part in drafting of the legislative documentation related to the ICT sphere.
    He worked at various positions within the legal services of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its various organizations between 2008-2011.
    Mr. Abdullayev graduated from the faculty of law of Bakı State University.

  • Dunay Badirkhanov

    SATELLITE AND GROUND-BASED SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

    Dunay Badirkhanov is Satellite and Ground-based Systems Department Director of Azercosmos OJS Co as of July 2016.
    Earlier in 2013-2016, he was Satellite Operations Group Leader in the Satellite and Ground-based Systems Department of Azercosmos OJS Co.
    In 2012-2013, he worked as a Satellite Engineer of the Satellite Engineering Sector.
    He started his career as a specialist at the Low-earth Orbit Satellite Systems Development of Azercosmos OJS Co in April 2011.
    He graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics faculty of St. Petersburg State University of Russian Federation in 2009.

  • Inara Ibrahimkhalilova

    HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

    Ms. Ibrahimkhalilova works as the Human resources department director of Azercosmos OJSCo since May 2011.
    In 2000-2006, she worked at the Data quality and supervision and Fraud and credit supervision groups of Customer Service department of Azercell Telecom, the mobile operator of Azerbaijan.
    In 1998-2000, she worked as the chief specialist of the Information resources and technologies department at the President’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
    Ms. Ibrahimkhalilova graduated from the International relations faculty of Baku State University.

  • Aysel Soltanova

    CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

    Ms. Soltanova works as the Corporate Communications department director of Azercosmos OJCo since July 2014.
    In 2011-2014, she worked as Media Manager in Brand Operations Department of Procter and Gamble Azerbaijan.
    In 2009-2011, she worked at International Labour Organization, specialized agency of the UN.
    She started her career in Communications and External Affairs Department of BP Azerbaijan in 2006.
    Aysel Soltanova holds MA in Public Policy from Central European University, Hungary, and BA in American Studies from Azerbaijan University Languages.