Rufat Mammadov is the President of Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). He has extensive experience in the fields of corporate management, law, investment promotion and business development. Over the years, he took several positions in private and public sectors in Azerbaijan. Working both in public authorities and private companies he was practically involved in areas such as investment and export promotion, legal consultancy and investor services, management and coordination of external aid, foreign economic cooperation, cooperation with international financial institutions. Mr. Mammadov was also leading a public authority responsible for coordination and management of EU development assistance programmes in Azerbaijan. Later on, he served as the Deputy Head of Foreign Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, Vise-President of AZPROMO and Managing Partner of a private consulting company. Mr. Mammadov holds LL.B. in International Law from Baku State University (Azerbaijan) and LL.M. in European Integration Law from Dresden University of Technology (Germany).