Israfil Mammadov serves as the Executive Director (CEO) of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan, having been appointed by the Presidential Decree dated November 29, 2019.
Mr Mammadov joined SOFAZ in 2008 as Chief Investment Officer and in 2013 was appointed Deputy CEO, with the responsibility for managing Asset Management Division of SOFAZ and leading the Investment Committee.
Mr Mammadov has been actively engaged in shaping the IFSWF initiative since its inception, and he has also led the working group of Sub-committee one (SC 1) of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds that was established to drive the implementation of the Santiago Principles by individual SWFs.
Before joining SOFAZ he worked at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and on various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Mr Mammadov also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Southern Gas Corridor JSC and Financial Stability Board of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Mr Mammadov is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of International Relations, where he studied international economics.