Iskender Khalilov has experience in various areas of business in the local and world markets. Remarkable personal qualities, relentless strive for improvement and progress helped Iskender Khalilov create a structure that is nowadays recognized as one of the largest in the private sector of Azerbaijan. Iskender Khalilov graduated from the Azerbaijan National Economic Institute with a degree in economics and holds a bachelor’s degree in Moscow Law Academy. In the mid- 1980-s Iskender Khalilov started his own business in various activities.
1988 – 1994: Advisor to the President of “Lukoil”
1992 -1994: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lukoil-Azerbaijan
1994: Chairman of the board of Lukoil-Turkey and in the same year established ISR Holding
2000 – 2002: Vice President for Foreign Economic Affairs and Development at «Slavneft» Oil and Gas Company
2002 - 2006: Vice President for International Affairs of Lukoil Overseas Holding LTD
2007: Establishing his own logistic company, «EUROTRANS», later called “ISR Trans”
Since 2018 “ISR Trans” has been renamed into “RailGo”
Rauf Khalilov has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Franklin College Lugano, Switzerland. After work experience in Finansbank, he helped set up his family shipping business IRS and worked at Glencore.
In 2007, Rauf Khalilov joined the family business in Azerbaijan, where he started the automotive division within the Holding.
In 2010 he set up a logistics company and today it is integrated into ISR Holding’s structure with a fleet of its own trucks and representing COSCO and CMA CGM in Azerbaijan.
In 2011, in a partnership with Fawaz Al Hokair established “Retail Group Azerbaijan” which represents more than 35 brands such as Massimo Dutti, Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius and others with over 600 employees.
Rauf Khalilov actively supports the development of sports in Azerbaijan. He is the president of the Azerbaijan Golf Federation and a Board member of SABAH FC. Besides that Rauf Khalilov is an Advisory Board member of the Israel Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Strategic Operations Committee of the Swiss-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2009, Rashad was promoted to the position of Finance director and before becoming the General director in 2014, he gained additional skills in project management, trading, problem-solving, communication and leadership.
In addition to Azer-Yod LLC, in 2018 Rashad was suited to be the Director of ISR Azeri Apart and Business Center, the office building.
As the Chief Operating Officer his responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the holding, Moreover, Rashad is the Vice President of Azerbaijan Bowling Federation, distributor for KRAIBURG Elastik GmbH’s STRAIL for Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan and Representative of Silk Road Commodities SA.
General Director - ISR AUTO
General Director of ISR AUTO and looks after companies in the Automotive Division in ISR Holding since January 2015. Born in Torrance California in 1981. After graduating from Keio University in Tokyo Japan in 2004, has gained 17-years of experience in managing distributors and dealers in the automotive sector.
His experience at Automotive Division in Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a general trading company in the Toyota Group, includes a feasibility study of merging a Toyota distributor in Ecuador, Assistant to President in Toyota Motor Hungary, Country Manager as an internal auditor of the company’s distributor and dealers in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, Director of Sales and Aftersales in Toyota Caucasus & Central Asia.
He had responsibilities of general operation and management at those companies including sales and aftersales, marketing, customer relations, finance and accounting, and HR.
ISR AUTO includes Toyota Center Baku, Toyota Center Ganja, Lexus Baku, Lexus Tbilisi, Caspian Impex Group (vehicle transportation and freight forwarding), ISR Industrial Equipment (Importer of Toyota forklift in Azerbaijan), and Auto Service Badamdar (Independent car repair shop).
Besides ISR AUTO, he launched a new project of growing roses known as Baku Roses and assists the President of ISR Holding in searching and developing new business.
Finance Director of ISR Holding since April 2016. Tariyel was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1981. He is married, and father of two children. After receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Azerbaijan State University of Economics in 2004, Tariyel has gained 17-years of professional experience in audit, accounting, financial reporting and management.
Tariyel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) of the United States of America. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), an international professional association focused on governance.
His professional career started with EY, an international audit company where he served clients in the Technology & Communications and Oil & Gas industries like BP, SOCAR, Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC), South Caucuses Pipeline Company (SCPC), Bakcell LTD, Azerfon LLC and others.
After more than 5 years of work at EY where he grew from staff to audit manager, Tariyel moved to Equinor (formerly Statoil), a Norwegian state-owned multinational energy company to head finance at the South Caucuses Pipeline Company.
In 2015 Tariyel was invited to build an internal audit function and form an internal audit team at the head office and business groups of Gilan Holding. He also served for that period as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Azsigorta ASC, one of the first insurance companies at the market, to support re-organization and crisis management in the company.
As Finance Director of ISR Holding, Tariyel is responsible for delivering a strong internal control environment, comprehensive accounting services and financial reporting through the built-in corporate ERP system, creating growth plans, making financial projections and managing the staff for attaining financial goals. Among many others, Tariyel duties are also assisting the CEO in developing new business, maintaining operating budgets, ensuring adequate cash flow, and monitoring financial activities of the Group.
Director on legal affairs of ISR Management and Director of ISR Kapital Investments LLC the owning company of Hilton Hotel Baku. Born in Baku in 1974. After graduating from Baku State University and Western University from 2000-2008 worked in VES Consulting company as a director on Legal affairs. From 2003-2004 Participated in traineeships and internships programs in London organized by LSE.
Joined ISR Holding in 2008. Farhad is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, mainly specializing in tax, labor and cross-border business matters with more than 20 years of professional experience. Farhad has conducted numerous due diligence checks of various investments and production projects with the involvement of international, local and governmental agencies.
Farhad is a member of the Bar association of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2012. By decision of the Supreme attestation commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2019 received the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in juridical sciences. Conducting and participating as an expert in TV programs on the enlightenment of small and medium entrepreneurs. Married, has two children.