First AmCham Azerbaijan Trip to Aghdam
On September 25, 2021 AmCham Azerbaijan jointly with Karabakh Revival Fund organized a trip to Aghdam city for a group of member companies. The purpose of the trip was close acquaintance with Aghdam city, as well as establishment of opportunities to explore possible contributions by member companies in economic development of the region.
Firstly, AmCham leadership and member companies paid a visit to Monument complex of Karabakh khans and Imarat cemetery, Bread Museum, Aghdam State Drama Theater, Juma Mosque, Giyasli Mosque and Shahbulag complex of Aghdam city.
Welcoming participants of the trip, Mr. Emin Huseynov, Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the liberated part of Aghdam, presented the New General Plan of Aghdam city. He noted that amid the plan, the creation of basic infrastructure, as well as the construction works have been actively in progress.
Afterwards, Mr. Rahman Haji, Chairman of the Executive Board of Karabakh Revival Fund, informed participants on the shared goals and objectives set behind the Fund by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Mr. Hajiyev talked about the variety of projects implement by the Fund, including those aimed to enhance investment attractiveness of the region, restoration of Karabakh assets, as well as development of human capital in the region.
Furthermore, on behalf of AmCham Azerbaijan, Mr. Nuran Kerimov thanked Mr. Emin Huseynov, Mr. Rahman Haji and their incredible team for their dedicated work and opportunity provided, as well as expressed the readiness to cooperate and contribute in the restoration of the region.
At the end of the visit, a memorial picture was taken.
Aghdam region is located in the center of Karabakh - in the north-eastern foothills of the Karabakh mountain range and west of the Kur-Araz lowland which is one of the ancient and charming lands of Azerbaijan.
Prior to the Armenian occupation, Aghdam had great economic potential, including in industry, agriculture, tourism and other areas. At the same time, Aghdam was of great importance in terms of its cultural and historical monuments. Undoubtedly, after the liberation, a new era is beginning for Aghdam. There are great opportunities for the reconstruction of its potential, the establishment of high-tech plants, scientific centres and new agricultural enterprises which will ultimately make a special contribution to the Azerbaijani economy.
BFI Committee`s February Meeting
On February 6, AmCham hosted BFI Committee`s Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming members, guest speakers Sanan Hasanov (Demir Bank) and Nazim Mammadov (Alliance Group LLC) as well as informing the committee members on the achievements & challenges of the past year.Within the first part of the meeting Committee Chairperson passed the floor to the guest speaker of the meeting, Mr. Sanan Hasanov, the representative of Demir Bank who delivered a report on “EnergoCredit”, the collaborative project of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Demir Bank. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Mr. Hasanov holds a master of Finance from Azerbaijan State University of Economy. He is currently working for DemirBank OJSC as Marketing Director. He has more than 10 years experience in banking sector in Azerbaijan. He has managed and implemented many local and international projects.During the second part of the meeting Mr. Nazim Mammadov, representative of Alliance Group LLC has delivered a presentation on “Case studies from Georgia on EnergoCredit project”. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.The Committee meeting finished by networking and one-to-one conversations.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI Committee`s March Meeting
On March 16, AmCham hosted BFI Committee Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming committee members and guest speaker – Mrs. Julie Nutter, Director of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.Within the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Julie Nutter delivered a very informative speech on “US Policy & Sanctions on Russia and Iran” followed by Q&A session.During the second part of the meeting, Mrs. Nutter introduced Mr. W. Stuart Huffman, Foreign Service Officer of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, who joined her during the Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Julie Hagarty Nutter is the Director of the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI) in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Prior to her current posting, she was the Economic Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Nutter was the Director of the Office of Development Finance in the Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Bureau. She previously served as the Economic Counselor in the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. During her Brussels tour, she volunteered for an Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader position and spent seven months in Iraq, mostly in Basra, working to improve governance capacity at the provincial level. In earlier jobs, she headed the Ukraine desk of the State Department in the run-up to the Orange Revolution, worked closely with other donors on G-8 and Balkan reconstruction issues, and did political and economic reporting during the Liberian civil war. Ms. Nutter has a Masters’ degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and a Masters’ degree in International Economics from Georgetown University. She has two daughters, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI AND CSR COMMITTEES` JOINT MEETING
On May, 18, AmCham hosted BFI and CSR Committees` Joint Meeting.Mrs. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu opened the meeting by welcoming participants as well as introducing Mrs. Natavan Mammadova as the newly appointed Director of AmCham Azerbaijan. Afterwards, she passed the floor to Mrs. Ayten Rustamova, Chairperson of BFI Committee, who introduced guest speakers to the audience – Mrs. Gwen Burchell, Director of United Aid for Azerbaijan (UAFA) and Mrs. Natavan Hasanova, researcher of Strategic Research Center of AR (SAM).During the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Burchell informed the participants of the meeting about UAFA and its activity. Afterwards, she passed the floor to her colleague – Mr. Saleh Nasirov – who provided the detailed information about the activity direction of UAFA, particularly pre-school educationm reabilitation centers and social support and also, creation of educational systems in four regions of Azerbaijan. Moreover, Mr. Nasirov presented a video clip about Child Development Center in Baku established by UAFA.Within the second part of the meeting, the floor was passed to Mrs. Natavan Hasanova who delivered a presentation on “Research Results on Corporate Social Responsibility at Azerbaijani Banks”. Along with the report on local activities, Mrs. Hasanova provided very thorough information on CSR activities in different countries (USA, China, Japanm Germany, Italy, Australia).In the end of the meeting, Ms. Aynura Piriyeva, Chairperson of CSR Committee, announced the organization of CSR Excellence Award in cooperation with P. World on October 1, 2.Powered by Froala Editor