1990-1995 - Department of International Economic Relations of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Economist
2003 - 2004 - John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Master in Public Administration.
Specialization: Public Finance
English, French, Russian, Turkish
Married with three children.
1995 - 2005 - Senior specialist, Head of Group, Chief of Division, Deputy Department Director, Department Director, Chief Adviser to the Chairman of the Management Board, National Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2005 - 2006 - General Director, National Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan
15 may 2006 - CEO, The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2006 - 2017 - Chairman of the Government Commission on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
2013 - present - Independent member of the Supervisory Council of VTB Bank OJSC
5 April 2017 - present - Chairman of the Extractive Industries Transparency Commission
14 March 2018 - present - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of International Bank of Azerbaijan
20 september 2018 – present Board member of International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.