Breakout Session: Civil Society and Business: Working Together for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development
Elshad Nasirov was born in 1960, in Baku. In 1982 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He worked in 1981-1982 in USSR embassy in Afghanistan, in 1982-1985 in Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1985-1989 he worked at different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of USSR. He worked in 1989-1992 in Soviet Embassy in India. In 1992-1995 Mr. Nasirov worked in the Permanent Representative Office of Azerbaijan in the UN, and in 1995-1997 he was promoted to the position of chief of division in the administration of the MFA of Azerbaijan. In 1997-2003 Mr. Nasirov worked as a chief of the Foreign Economic Operations Department, and in 2003-2005, as a chief of the Marketing and Operations Department of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). In 2005, he was appointed as vice-president of SOCAR on investments and marketing. Elshad Nasirov is also the vice-president of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan.