Energy Business Leaders
H.E. Parviz Shahbazov
Minister of Energy Republic of Azerbaijan
Parviz Shahbazov was born in Baku on November 24, 1969. He studied at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, during 1986-1992, and did his military service in 1988-1989.
He worked as an attaché in the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Federal Republic of Germany during the period of 1992-1996.
He served as the Second Secretary, First Secretary, Head of Division for Europe, and Deputy Head of the Department for Europe, United States of America and Canada of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan during the period of 1996-2001.
He then served as Advisor and Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Austria during the period of 2001-2005.
He was the Chairman of the Security Cooperation Forum of the OSCE in 2005.
After that, he was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2005 and served in this position till 2016.
He served as the Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan during the period of 2016-2017.
He was appointed as the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on October 12, 2017.
He is fluent in Azerbaijani (native), Russian, English and German.
He is married and has two children.