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Afgan Guliyev

Project Director

SOCAR Turkey

Afgan Guliyev has over 22 years of industrial experience, working in different upstream and downstream international projects and operations.

He managed is one of the biggest refinery (STAR Refinery) construction from FEED stage until Provisional Acceptance (including handover to operation) in Izmir Turkey.

Before joining SOCAR he worked in BP Azerbaijan. Now he is managing and leading brownfield modification and major investments projects for three companies (STAR Refinery, PETKIM and SOCAR Storage) of SOCAR Turkey Refinery and Petrochemicals Business Unit in Aliaga Peninsula, Izmir, Turkey.

He has a profound experience about Target Operating Model (TOM), Business Process Management (BPM), Integrated Refinery Information System (IRIS) and SAP implementation which are very important from operation management point of view as well.

Afgan has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering. He also received a Masters Degree in Project Management from George Washington University.