1978 - 1983 - MA in Economics of the Kiev State University, Department of International Relations and International Law
Married, has three children.
1983 - 1991 - Economist in Baku and abroad (Southern Yemen), within the system of foreign economic relations of the USSR
1991 - 1995 - Department of International Economic Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic, Deputy Chief
1995 - 2001 - National Bank, Chief of Department, Executive Director
2001 - 2006 - State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan , Executive Director
2003 - 2006 - Chairman of the Government Commission on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, dealing with the extraction of the mineral resources
April 2006 - present Minister of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Represents the Republic of Azerbaijan as Director at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank.