Board Members

The Board will be composed of professionals with stellar track records and distinguished achievements. Board members will be drawn from an exceptional talent pool and will be required to uphold the key values of the organization, including honesty, integrity, and dedication. On top of their professional achievements, Board members are also expected to be reputable members of the community.

Members of the initial Board are listed below. Full Board is expected to form within six months.

Samir Suleymanov
Chairman of the Board
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Samir is the Senior Advisor to IMF Managing Director. Prior to his current position, Samir had a decorated career at the World Bank. In his 20+ year career with the Bank, he served the institution in different senior roles and left a lasting legacy. He brings a wealth of management experience from top global financial institutions to ForAzerbaijan. Samir is originally from Beylegan, Azerbaijan, and lives in Washington DC.

Kazim Kazimov
Member of the Board
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Kazim is a Managing Director and Fixed-income Investor at Wellington Management Company. Over his career, Kazim has worked for distinguished academic and financial institutions, including Georgetown University and the International Monetary Fund. With his stellar academic record and experience in the financial industry, Kazim is uniquely positioned to oversee the finances of For Azerbaijan. Kazim is originally from Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, and lives in Boston.

Tural Badirkhanli
Member of the Board
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Tural is the CEO and Founder of the SolidShape startup. Prior to taking on this challenge, Tural has had fast-paced careers in tech giants Google and Twitter. Earlier he founded and successfully sold a tech-startup project to Twitter. Tural with his strong IT background will add tremendous value in making sure that the organization is technology-driven. Tural is originally from Quba, Azerbaijan, and lives in San-Francisco.

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