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Board of Trustees

ADA University has attracted the attention of the world, so does the ADA University Foundation. Accomplished and influential leaders in both the government and private sector have joined the ADA University Foundation to steer its mission and guide its operations. They make up a governing body that is the Board of Directors.

ADA University Foundation Azerbaijan

leader HAFIZ PASHAYEV Rector of ADA University
HAFIZ PASHAYEV
Rector of ADA University

Dr. Pashayev was the First Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America. He served in that post for 14 years, since 1992. Having returned to Azerbaijan, he has planned and launched ADA University. Dr. Pashayev is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADA University Foundation.

leader SHAHMAR MOVSUMOV Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
SHAHMAR MOVSUMOV
Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

A graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Mr. Movsumov has been Executive Director of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) from 2006 to 2019. Mr. Movsumov has served in different capacities in the Central Bank of Azerbaijan for some 10 years. Since November 2019, he has been appointed to the post of Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

leader MOVLAN PASHAYEV Country Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Azerbaijan
MOVLAN PASHAYEV
Country Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Azerbaijan

His knowledge of the regional markets and legislation brings over an extensive expertise in resolving complex issues foreign investors encounter in Azerbaijan and wider Caspian region. Movlan has long been involved in supporting the Government in modernising and reforming the investment climate and driving reforms.

ADA University Foundation USA

leader RICHARD ARMITAGE President, Armitage International
RICHARD ARMITAGE
President, Armitage International

Mr. Armitage has held senior positions in the US Department of Defense and State, and Congress. At his recent post as Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Armitage helped shape, direct and lead US policy during one of the most trying eras in modern history.

leader JAMES A. BAKER IV Partner, Baker Botts LLP

JAMES A. BAKER IV
Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Mr. Baker is the partner in charge of the Washington office of Baker Botts, and serves on the firm's executive committee. From 1982 to 1985, prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Baker served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

leader HAFIZ PASHAYEV Rector of ADA University
HAFIZ PASHAYEV
Rector of ADA University

Dr. Pashayev was the First Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America. He served in that post for 14 years, since 1992. Having returned to Azerbaijan, he has planned and launched ADA University. Dr. Pashayev is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADA University Foundation.

ADA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION AZERBAIJAN