Shahin Mustafayev

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Shahin Mustafayev
Şahin Mustafayev
Minister of Economic Development
Assumed office
October 31, 2008
PresidentIlham Aliyev
Preceded byHeydar Babayev
Deputy Minister of Taxes
In office
September 6, 2006 – October 31, 2008
Personal details
Born (1965-06-13) June 13, 1965 (age 54)
Noyemberyan, Armenia

Shahin Mustafayev Abdulla oglu (Azerbaijani: Şahin Mustafayev Abdulla oğlu; born June 13, 1965) is an Azerbaijani politician serving as the first deputy of the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.

Early life[edit]

Mustafayev was born on June 13, 1965 in Noyemberyan, Armenia. In 1989, he graduated from the Baku branch of Voznesensky Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. In 1990–1991, he worked as the Senior Accountant at Baku's Main Construction Department. In 1991–1992, he was employed as the Senior Accountant at Spektr firm. From 1992 through 1999, Mustafayev worked as an auditor, senior tax auditor, senior state auditor and department director at the State Taxation Office in Baku. In 1999–2000, he worked as the director of department for economic analysis, accounting and tax forecasts. In 2000–2003, Mustafayev was the assistant to, and then department director of Economic Analysis and Accounting Office of the Ministry of Taxes and in 2003–2005, he worked as the Senior Accountant and later as the head of Accounting Department at State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). He then served as the Vice President for Economic Relations of SOCAR from March 1, 2005 until September 9, 2006.[1][2] He's believed to have restructured and significantly improved the accounting system at SOCAR.[3]

Political career[edit]

On September 6, 2006 he became the Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry. On October 31, 2008 Mustafayev was appointed the Minister of Economic Development replacing Heydar Babayev.[1][2] Within the first few days of taking office, Mustafayev carried out a swift restructuring, firing some previous department directors of the ministry.[4]

On October 22, 2019, he was dismissed from the post of Minister of Economy and appointed as the first deputy of the Prime minister of Azerbaijan.

Mustafayev is married and has three children.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c "Biographies: Şahin Mustafayev". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  3. ^ "Minister of economic development in Azerbaijan replaced". Baku: 2008-11-01. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  4. ^ Elnur Huseynguluyev (2008-11-06). "Azerbaijan's Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev calls for internal control in the ministry". Baku: Azerbaijan Press Agency. Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2010-11-02.