The Anglo Asian management team is comprised of seasoned specialists in their respective fields working together to achieve the company’s growth strategy.

Abduljabar Ahmadov

Vice President Government Affairs
Azerbaijan International Mining Company Limited
Abduljabar Ahmadov, Vice-President Government Affairs, has wide range of experience in the oil industries starting in 1988. He has served at various positions in the SOCAR, from Chief of Reserves Department to Advisor to the President and Advisor to BP President on ACG Project. In these senior positions, Abduljabar has taken an active role in preparation and signing of 27 PSAs and was one of the responsible executors of various projects such as Chirag platform, construction of Baku-Supsa, Baku-Novorossiysk, BTC, SCP (Baku-Erzerum) pipe lines, ACG project, etc. Abduljabar has a Ph.D. in geology.

Farhang Hedjazi

Vice President Technical Services
Azerbaijan International Mining Company Limited
Farhang Hedjazi oversees all mining and exploration activities. He joined AIMC in July 2008 as project manager, overseeing the design and construction of the Gedabek mine, comprising the heap leaching and SART facilities. He served as technical advisor to the President from 2009 to 2011 when he was appointed as Vice President Technical Services. He has worked for the National Iranian lead and zinc company as chief process engineer from 1986 to 1989. He then founded Kahanroba engineering company. He has designed and constructed several zinc smelters, gold CIL plants, gold heap leach facilities and has managed underground mining facilities. He has an M.Sc. degree in non-ferrous extractive metallurgy, and has worked in this field since 1985.

William Morgan

Chief Financial Officer
Anglo Asian Mining PLC
Bill Morgan is a UK chartered accountant with over 30 years accountancy and financial management experience. He has worked in the UK, the Far East, Kazakhstan and Russia. Previously, he was regional financial officer for the Kinross Russia region based in Magadan, Russia. Between 2006 and 2012 was CFO of Hambledon Mining PLC, an AIM listed gold mining company, and was based in Kazakhstan. He has been instrumental in several successful start-ups and restructuring of companies in the telecoms and mining industries. Bill speaks Russian.

Stephen Westhead

Director of Geology and Mining
Azerbaijan International Mining Company (AIMC)
Dr Stephen Westhead is a geologist with over 28 years of experience and joined AIMC in April 2016. Stephen has worked in India, CIS, Eastern Europe and Russia. Previously, he was Technical Advisor to the Managing Director of Polyus Gold’s main business unit. Stephen has project management expertise from exploration to construction and mine production. He earned a PhD in structural controls on mineralisation, an MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology and a BSc in Applied Geology. He is a Chartered Geologist, Fellow of The Geological Society, a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and Member of the Institute of Directors.