AmCham Members’ March Luncheon
AmCham Members’ March Luncheon
On March 29, 2022, the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) organized its monthly members’ Luncheon. The Honorable Guest Speaker of this month was Mr. Rahman Hajiyev, Chairman of the Board of Karabakh Revival Foundation.
Opening the event, Executive Director of AmCham Azerbaijan, Ms. Gulnara Aslanbayli welcomed the participants of the Luncheon. During her speech, she called AmCham members to offer internship program to the War-wounded and Families of Martyrs of the 44-day Patriotic War, who completed 6 months training program as well as “Career Guidance and Introduction to Business World” workshop within the “Professional Development and Career Planning” project jointly launched by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan), Junior Achievement Azerbaijan (JA Azerbaijan) and “Azercell Telecom” LLC.
Afterwards, Ms. Aslanbayli passed the floor to member presentations by JOCAP, Denetik Uluslararası Belgelendirme ve Gözetim Hizmetleri Limited, European Azerbaijan School, who gave the information on portfolio and activity direction of their companies.
Then, newly appointed President of AmCham Azerbaijan Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu introduced the honorable guest speaker Mr. Rahman Hajiyev to the audience. During her speech, Ms. Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu highlighted the activities of the Karabakh Revival Foundation and expressed Chamber’s intention to participate as a donor in the project on restoration of ecological balance in Karabakh - "From Victory to Revival" jointly implemented by the Foundation and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
Mr. Rahman Hajiyev welcomed and expressed his gratitude to all AmCham members and guests. Mr. Hajiyev delivered a comprehensive presentation on establishment of the Karabakh Revival Fund, its main goals and objectives, mission, values and current activities, as well as work done to restore and reconstruct Karabakh. He also noted that the restoration of historical monuments in the liberated territories and ecological balance in Karabakh is one of the priorities for the Foundation.
Furthermore, the participants were introduced to “Karabakh.Center” Internet resource and “Karabakhmemorial.com” projects dedicated to the memory of minors killed as a result of military crimes committed by the armed forces against the civilian population during the 44-day Patriotic war. The author of the project idea is First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ms. Mehriban Aliyeva.
At the end of the luncheon, Ms. Aslanbayli thanked Mr. Rahman Hajiyev and all the participants for their involvement in the event.
The event featured a photo exhibition and video "Urbicide in Karabakh" reflecting the destroyed buildings and historical monuments based on the materials of the Karabakh Center project.
AmCham Azerbaijan Members’ Luncheons are organized monthly by the Chamber and feature participation of high ranked government officials, member companies and representatives of diplomatic corps.
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