Ilgar

Azerbaijan

Mr. Ilgar Taghiyev is the Senior Banking Expert at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Banking, an EBRD project. Mr. Taghiyev has extensive experience in the banking industry with a focus on micro lending. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer at EMBAFINANS, one of the largest non-bank credit organizations based in Baku, Azerbaijan; Deputy CEO of Qafqaz Leasing; and a Senior Consultant for EBRD’s project on SME lending and co-financing. He has served in various senior positions at Demir Bank and Bank of Baku. Mr. Taghiyev is currently pursuing a joint Executive MBA degree at Maastricht School of Management and ADA University and holds a BA in Finance and Banking from Azerbaijan State Economics University (2001). He also has been a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in Microfinance at the Summer Academy of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and received certification as an Expert in Microfinance (2012).