Hajibala Abutalybov

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Hajibala Abutalibov
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The Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dirk Elbers (right) and Hajibala Abutalybov (left)
3rd Mayor of Baku
Assumed office
January 30, 2001
Preceded by Rafael Allahverdiyev
Personal details
Born (1944-05-13) May 13, 1944 (age 73)
Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan
Nationality Azerbaijani
Political party Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası (YAP)
Children 2
Alma mater Azerbaijan State University
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute

Hajibala Ibrahim oglu Abutalybov (Azerbaijani: Hacıbala İbrahim oğlu Abutalıbov, born May 13, 1944) is an Azerbaijani politician and the current Mayor of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

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.[1]

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.[2] In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Premier of Azerbaijan Republic.

Abutalybov has served as Mayor of Baku since January 30, 2001.[3] He is married and has two sons.