ADA
Our Faculty

Mr. Akhmed Gumbatov
Director, Caspian Center for Energy and Environment, ADA University,
Areas of Expertise: Development Economics, Political Economy, and Energy Policy

Dr. Alovsat Muslumov
Adjunct Professor, School of Business, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Financial Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis

Mr. Altay Mustafayev
Founder & Managing Partner at Altay Mustafayev Law & Tax
Areas of Expertise: Legal Analysis, Private Law, Banking Law and Business Law

Dr. Anar Valiyev
Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Policy Analysis, US Government: Foreign and Internal Politics, History, Geopolitics of Caspian Region

Ms. Aydan Asgarova
Outreach Programs Director, U.S Embassy Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Event and Project Management, Emotional Intelligence

Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva
Associate Vice Rector for Executive Education, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Public Diplomacy, Leadership Development and Communication Skills

Mr. Azad Jafarli
Deputy Chief, State Service for Protection, Development and Restoration Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Law, International Relations, Diplomacy, Public Administration, Negotiation Skills

Dr. Azer Babayev
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Conflict Resolution, Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Minority Relations, Modern World History, Sustainable Development

Mr. Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli
Vice President for Communications, External Affairs, Strategy & Region, BP Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey
Areas of Expertise: Energy and International Affairs, Geopolitics

Mr. Damjan Krnjević Mišković
Professor of Practice & Director of Policy Research and Publications, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Geopolitics & Diplomacy, Grand Strategy & Foreign Policy Analysis, Media Relations and Speechwriting, Negotiations & Conflict Resolution, Politics of Sustainable Development.

Dr. Elkin Nurmammadov
Dean, School of Business, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics, Economic and Financial Development, International Economics

Dr. Elnur Soltanov
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Security and Political Economy, Methodology and Energy Politics

Dr. Farid Ahmadov
Adjunct Faculty, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Human Rights Law, Public International Law

Dr. Farid Shafiyev
Chairman of the Board, Center for Analysis of International Relations
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, International Security, Ethnic Conflicts, History of Russia, USSR, and Azerbaijan

Mr. Fariz Ismailzade
Executive Vice Rector, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Politics, Energy Security, Public Diplomacy, Geopolitics of the Caspian Region

Dr. Ferit Murat Ozkaleli
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Research Methods

Dr. Fuad Aliyev
Director, Cooperation Department, Financial Monitoring Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Vice Chair of Membership, Support, and Compliance Working Group, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Unit
Areas of Expertise: Political Economy of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Security Issues, International Business Analysis and Intelligence

Mr. Fuad Huseynov
Deputy Chairman, State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs (UN) and International Law (IDPs and refugees)

Ms. Gulnur Ismayil
Associate Vice Rector, Student Services and Alumni Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Formal Assessments & Self- Management, Leadership Development and Communication Skills

Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev
Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department, Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs, Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy

Dr. Jamaladdin Hasanov
Assistant Professor, School of Information Technologies and Engineering, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: IT Project Management, Principles of Information Systems, Distributed Systems

Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska
Director, European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland
Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Management Development, Public Diplomacy and EU Affairs

Dr. Kavus Abushov
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations Theory, International Security, Political Economy

Ms. Leyla Abdullayeva
Spokesperson and Head of Press Service Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, Geopolitics and Security Affairs in the South Caucasus region;

Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu
Advisor to CEO, State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Business Development, Public Administration, and Negotiation Skills

Mr. Natig Hajiyev
President, ADA University Foundation (Azerbaijan)
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Fundraising and Leadership Development

Mr. Olaph Terribile
Diplo Foundation, Malta
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Protocol, Diplomatic Law, Consular Affairs and Consular Crises Management, Business Etiquette and Protocol

Mr. Rashad Bayramov
Advisor to the Minister at The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Effective Communication and Public Speaking

Dr. Rashad Ibadov
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Legal and Political Theory, Public Law, International Human Rights Law and EU Law

Mr. Rashad Karimov
Counselor to the Director, Heydar Aliyev Center
Areas of Expertise: Security and Defense, Modern Military Conflict, Intelligence and International Affairs

Mr. Ron Ton
Director, Clingendael Academy, the Netherlands
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Practice, Negotiation Skills, Strategy and Scenario Planning in Foreign Policy

Ms. Shafag Mehraliyeva
Instructor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Media Relations and Communication, Public Diplomacy, International Policy and Practice

Ms. Shamsiyya Mustafayeva
Coordination Analyst, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Baku
Areas of Expertise: Leadership Development, Change Management, Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management

Dr. Taleh Ziyadov
Director-General, Baku International Sea Trade Port
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs, Transport, Logistics and Energy Issues in the Caspian Region, Political Economy

Dr. Vafa Kazdal
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Content Based Teaching, Teacher Development, Language, Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication

Dr. Vugar Sadig
Advisor to the Management Board, Kapital Bank
Areas of Expertise: International Negotiations, International Development, International Financial Institutions

Ms. Zarina Zeynalova
Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Pasha Construction LLC
Areas of Expertise: Management and Leadership Development, Change Management and Women Empowerment in Business