A professional banker elected Central Bank’s chairman – Biography of Taleh Kazimov


April 13, Fineko/abc.az. By order of President Ilham Aliyev, Taleh Kazimov has been appointed the chairman of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan.

ABC.AZ reports that Taleh Kazimov was born on 11 September 1983 in Baku. He received higher education in 2000-2004, studying at the Faculty of Automation & Computer Engineering of the Azerbaijan Technical University.

Kazimov holds Master's degrees from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in Business Management and Georgia State University in Finance. In addition, he successfully completed the Senior Executive Management Program at the London (2010) and Harvard (2012) Business Schools.

Kazimov worked as an office assistant and information technology operator in ATTAS PR, European Tobacco companies. In the period from February 2004 to September 2006, he worked in various positions at Bank Standard, including in the Treasury Department and funds of the Finance & Accounting Department. From September 2006 to January 2007 Kazimov held the position of auditor at Ernst & Young.

Then, until July 2007, he held the position of general director at Fineko Information & Analytical Agency.

Taleh Kazimov's activity at PASHA Bank began in July 2007. During this period he held the position of manager of the Risk Management Department, and since August 2009 – the director of the Treasury & Money Market Department of the Bank.

Since 7 December 2011 Kazimov has been elected a member of the Board of PASHA Bank.

On 1 July 2015, Kazimov was appointed the chairman of board and CEO of PASHA Bank. In 2015-2018 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of PASHA Bank Georgia, in 2015-2019 - a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan.

During his work at PASHA Bank, Kazimov has introduced several innovations for the banking system of Azerbaijan, completed a number of successful projects, is a professional banker and a person who prefers innovations.