bp, as Azerbaijan’s long-term and reliable partner, has a track record of operating safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound way. In delivering its world-class projects in the Caspian, bp remains committed to enhancing nationalization of staff and development of workforce involved in its operations in the region. This also includes development of national senior level leaders who can replace expatriate employees in the company’s regional leadership. We are pleased to advise that two more national employees have recently been appointed to vice president positions joining bp’s regional leadership team.
Elnara Mammadova - vice president people and culture (former human resources) for the Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey (AGT) region and Russia.
In this role Elnara has replaced Narmina Nabiyeva who has moved to bp’s London offices as senior vice president enablers, strategy & sustainability, regions, cities & solutions.Elnara brings over 20 years of professional industry, human resources and people management experience to the role. She has held a number of leadership positions in the human resources, specialist and business partnering teams and most recently served as human resources manager for the global operations organization in AGT. Elnara holds bachelor’s degree from the Nottingham Trent University and master’s degree from the Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Ayten Agalarova has been appointed vice president, Georgia.
In this role Ayten is bp’s senior representative in Georgia supporting the implementation of bp’s strategy, government relations and external affairs on behalf of bp businesses in the country. Ayten has replaced Ann Davies who was appointed chief operating officer at Lightsource bp.Ayten has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In her 15 years at bp, she has held a variety of financial, commercial, supply chain and leadership roles supporting the global operations, wells and projects organizations. Prior to this appointment, Ayten was head of the executive office of AGT regional president. Ayten holds degrees in petroleum engineering and petroleum law and MBA from the Warwick Business School.
In addition, as a result of the structural changes recently taking place in the company, some other national vice presidents now hold much bigger roles responsible for several regions, while some others have been assigned expanded roles and accountabilities within the region.
Elkhan Mammadov has been appointed vice president production for the AGT region and is now responsible for both offshore and midstream assets. Elkhan has a wealth of experience working on onshore sites and offshore installations in the Caspian and the North Sea. Prior to this expanded role, he had held several leadership positions in the global operations organization.
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli has been appointed vice president communications and advocacy for the Middle East and Caspian regions. Prior to this expanded role, Bakhtiyar was responsible for communications and external affairs in AGT. Bakhtiyar has held a number of leadership roles across communications and external affairs, tax and customs, ethics and compliance as well as business services.
Zaur Pashayev has been appointed vice president safety and operational risk assurance for the AGT and Asia-Pacific regions. Zaur has a deep leadership and operational experience both onshore and offshore. Prior to this role, Zaur was vice president midstream and was accountable for safe, reliable and efficient operation of the AGT midstream organization.
We would also like to advise about some other recent changes in bp’s AGT regional leadership team.
For more information about bp’s business leadership team in the AGT region, please visit bp Azerbaijan website.