|The Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dirk Elbers (right) and Hajibala Abutalybov (left)|
|3rd Mayor of Baku|
January 30, 2001
|Preceded by||Rafael Allahverdiyev|
May 13, 1944 |
|Political party||Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası (YAP)|
|Alma mater||Azerbaijan State University
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute
Abutalybov was born in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan. He graduated from Azerbaijan State University with a degree in Physics in 1965. In 1969, he was enrolled in post graduate program at Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 1976, he received his PhD and defended his doctoral desertation in 1987.
Abutalybov served as the head of the laboratory at Physics Department of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in 1995. Same year, he was appointed the Head of the Executive Power of Surakhani district of Baku which he held until 1999. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Premier of Azerbaijan Republic.
Abutalybov has served as Mayor of Baku since January 30, 2001. He is married and has two sons.
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