Ogtay Asadov

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Ogtay Asadov
Oqtay Əsədov
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Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
Assumed office
December 2, 2005
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by Murtuz Alasgarov
Personal details
Born (1955-01-03) January 3, 1955 (age 60)
Arevis, Syunik, Armenia
Religion Islam

Ogtay Asadov Sabir oglu (Azerbaijani: Oqtay Əsədov Sabir oğlu; born January 3, 1955) is an Azerbaijani politician who has served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan since 2005.

Early life[edit]

Asadov was born in the village of Arevis in Syunik Province in Armenia. He graduated from the Machinery Manufacturing Technologies Department of the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. From 1976 on, Asadov worked as the assistant manager and then manager at the Baku Air Conditioners Plant. In 1979, he was hired as the Senior Engineer at Azerbaijan Main Renovation and Special Construction Department and then worked in the management of Azərsantexquraşdırma, a subsidiary of the same organization. In 1996-2004, he was the President of the Absheron Su water management company and, in 2004-2005, he was the President of Azersu. He is a member of the International Water Association.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan in the 2000 parliamentary elections and subsequently re-elected in 2005 from Absheron Rayon and 2010 from Binagadi district of Baku. On December 2, 2005 he was elected the Speaker of the National Assembly by the members of the parliament and re-elected on November 29, 2010. He is the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of CIS and to the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TÜRKPA).[1][2]

He is also a member of the Political Council of the New Azerbaijan Party. Asadov is fluent in English and Russian. He is married and has two children.[1]

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