2018 Forum programme

H. E. Mr. Elmir Tofig Oglu Velizadeh
H. E. Mr. Elmir Tofig Oglu Velizadeh

Deputy Minister
Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

Biography

Elmir Tofig oglu Velizade has been Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies since 2018.

He is a graduate of Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute (now Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University) with Bachelor’s Degreein Automated Control Systems. He worked at Computing Center of Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute. In the period of 1989 to 1991, while working there he continued pedagogical activities in Computing machines and programming chair. He was engaged in scientificresearches on artificial intelligence and expert systems and is the author of some scientific articles and teaching aids.

He began working as a first degree specialist at the Executive Office of the President in 1991. He was successively promoted in this job. In 1998, he was appointed chief of the Center of Information Resources and Technologies of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He worked as head of department of Information Resources and Technologies of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2005.

On 26 December 2007, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Communicationsand High Technologies by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

He was awarded Tereggi (Progress) medalby the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in 2015.