Management team

Since April of 2010, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic has established project’s Executive Group consisting of a small and efficient team for the implementation of the TASIM initiative.

The Executive Group has prepared the initial business concept of the project in cooperation with international consulting firm (Booz & Co.) and discussed it with the key regional states and operators. At the same time, there are cooperation with the renown international consultants in field of business, project management, technical and legal advisers to carry out the TASIM project. 


 Staff:

 Zaur HASANOV

Project director

Mr. Hasanov holds MS in the business emphasis of mass communications from the San Jose State University, USA.

Mr. Hasanov has been involved in the telecommunication sector for several years mostly within International Relations Department of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He has participated in e-government, National Broadband Network initiatives of the Ministry at the policy and regulation level.

Prior joining to the MCIT, Mr. Hasanov worked as representative of the Ministry in the Silicon Valley, USA. As a liaison with high tech companies of US and Azerbaijan, he helped to develop and implement e-government, and online payment systems project for Government of Azerbaijan and project for development of credit rating institutions.

Mr. Hasanov has been serving as a Director for “Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway” (TASIM) Project Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2013.

Between 2003-2006, he authored 6 documentaries on the Azerbaijan first oil boom  and the Caucasus recent history.

He speaks in Turkish, English and Russian languages.

 

Primary email: zaur.hasanov[at]mincom.gov.az

 

 


Fikret Pashayev

Senior Advisor

Mr. Pashayev received Bachelor's/Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Political Economy (Dissertation: Transnational Corporations and Development of Inter-firm Relations) from Moscow State University.

Dr. Pashayev research interests include political economy, international economics, international trade and investment, multinational corporations, CSR, globalization and regional cooperation, modern politics and geopolitics of post Soviet Union area.

Dr. Pashayev has lectured the following courses at the Khazar University (Baku, Azerbaijan) “Foreign Economic Policy of Azerbaijan”, “WTO and International Trade Opportunities for Azerbaijan”, “Caspian Energy Geopolitics in the context of Global Energy Security”, “Transnational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment” and “Doing Business in the Caspian region”.

Dr. Pashayev is author of 30 publications in various newspapers, magazines, surveys (including NATO and OECD publications), including the book “Transnational Corporations and development of inter-firm relations”.

Dr. Pashayev had [15 years] experience in diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan during 1992-2007 and holds diplomatic rank of First Class Counselor.

Dr. Pashayev was posted to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations (New York, 1995-1999) and Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to United States of America (Washington D.C., 2002-2006). He was Member of Negotiation team of Azerbaijan on accession to WTO and participated in various WTO, World Bank, OECD, UNCTAD organized seminars and workshops on international trade and investment.

In 2011, Dr. Pashayev has joined as a senior advisor in “Trans Eurasian Information Super Highway” (TASIM) Project Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

He speaks in Turkish, English, French and Russian languages.

 

Primary email: fikret.pashayev[at]mincom.gov.az

 

 


Rasim SAFAROV

Public relations officer

Mr. Safarov has received BA on “Management specialty” with “honors” of higher vocational direction ofEngineering Economy and Management and a master degree with “honors” of higher vocational direction ofeconomics and management of MBA (Master of Business Administration) program at the Azerbaijan State Economic University.

Mr. Safarov the necessary knowledge and skills on organization of business and management. Has successfully finished trainings and courses at different times in those fields. Successfully completed trainings and courses are: “State regulation of investment processes and the state's financial-credit policy” organized by the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, English School of the World Hope International Organization Azerbaijan, training on the subject of “Project Cost-Benefit analysis” organized by CRRC (Caucasus Research Resource Center), training on the subject of “International Financial Reporting Standards” organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United States agency for Development, training on the subject of “Strategic Management”, “Business meetings, preparation and conduct”, “Presentation skills” and “Business ethics” organized by Azerbaijan Banking Training Centre, short-term course on the subject of “Corporate Governance and Transparency Issues in Azerbaijan Business” organized by Transparency Azerbaijan and Baku Stock Exchange and “Management of Non - Governmental Organisations” course within the scope of the United Nations Development NGO Resource and Training Center.

In 2004, has worked as a Project Coordinator at the Department of Information Technologies and International Relations of the Azerbaijan State Economic University.

In 2005, has worked as an expert on social and economic issues in survey-evaluation projects carried out by the order of International Finance Corporation, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank by “SIGMA” Development and International Cooperation Research Centre.

In 2006-2007, has worked as an senior advisor and in 2007-2009, as chief of division (2nd rank civil servant) at the State Committee for Securities under the auspices of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 2009-2012, has worked as as chief of division (2nd rank civil servant) at the State Committee for Securities of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Since 2012, has been working as a coordinator on organizational issues “Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway” project of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

He speaks in Turkish, English and Russian languages.

 

Primary email: rasim.safarov[at]mincom.gov.az

 

 


Fuzuli Gulmammadli

Specialist on International Relations.

Mr. Gulmammadli holds MSc diploma from the University of Manchester in the faculty of “ICTs for Development”.

Mr. Gulmammadli received Bachelor’s degree with “honors” in International Economic Relations of Special Talented Groups faculty of the Azerbaijan State Economic University.

Between 2011 and 2012, has worked in the “Project for the development of e-Municipalities in Azerbaijan” that was organized together with Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic and Azerbaijan State Economic University.

In 2012 – 2013, was in probation in the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic. Also during his student years Mr. Gulmammadli, actively volunteered in different events and meetings (Bakutel expo, Meetings of Regional Communication Alliance etc.) held by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic.

Since 2015, has been working as a specialist on international relations at the “Trans Eurasian Information Super Highway” (TASIM) Project Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

He speaks in Turkish, English and Russian languages.

 

Primary email: fuzuli.gulmammadli[at]mincom.gov.az

 

 


Kamal Mansimli

Web site administrator

Graduate of honors diploma from Odlar Yurdu University (bachelor degree) on specialty “Finance and Credit” –economist.

As a secondary high education- Azerbaijan Technical University (bachelor degree) graduate of honors diploma, Manufacturing and majoring services department, on basics of economics and management.

In 2004 - worked as an economist in Shamakha observatory.

In 2005- worked as an IT engineer in “Sinam” Company.

In 2006-2008 years- worked as a Marketing manager of “AloTel” company.

In 2009- worked as an accountant at "Baku Finance College”.

In 2010, worked as an economist at the “Scientific research laboratory of prognosis development of educational system” under the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 2011-2013, worked as an economist in the financial plan sector of department of economics, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 2013, worked as specialist on logistic at the “Trans Eurasian Information Super Highway” (TASIM) Project Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Knows Turkish and Russian.

 

Primary email: kamal.mansimli[at]mincom.gov.az

Secondary email: kamal.mansimli[at]tasim.net

 

 

Gurbanova Yasemen

 Office manager

 Yasemen Gurbanova received Bachelor’s degree with “honors” in Translation faculty of Azerbaijan University of Foreign Languages.

 She received Master’s degree in the  faculty Translation in  Ganja State University

  She attended courses on Business English at “King’s school in London

 In 2007, she worked as a specialist in customer services in Nurgun Motors company.

 In 2008 she worked as an instructor in Youth and Volunteers department, In 2009-2011 as a program manager in Disaster Preparedness and Disaster response, in 2011-2012 as a program manager in Information and International Relations department of Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society

 In 2012-2014 she worked as specialist in billing of insurance claims department in Ateshgah Insurance Company.

 In 2014-2015 she worked as manager In ”Baku” magazine

 Since 2015, has been working as an office manager at the “Trans Eurasian Information Super Highway” (TASIM) Project Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 She speaks in Turkish, English and Russian languages.

 yasaman.qurbanova[at]tasim.net