Our Team

AHA Executive Board and Executive Office endeavor and aspire to represent hospitality industry locally and internationally and lead to industry development.

General Assembly - Regular Members of AHA, supreme decision making body.

Azerbaijan Hotel Association’s executive management body is The Executive Board body responsible for strategic management of Association and decision making in industry related subjects. 

The Executive Office is the implementing body of the Association and liable to ensure that the association provides efficient, member-oriented services.


Executive Board


Eldar Alimuradov

COO at TABIA Group

Executive Board Member

Matt Balcik

CEO at Absheron Hotel Group

Executive Board Member

Rashad Aliyev

CEO at Azmont Investments

Executive Board Member

Mahmoud El Keiy

General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Baku

Executive Board Member

Sevinj Purvis

Cluster Director of Human Resources at JW Marriott Absheron Baku & The Ritz-Carlton Baku

Executive Board Member

Aykut Korkmaz

General Manager at Hilton Baku Hotel

Executive Board Member

George Ganchev

General Manager at Fairmont Baku,Flame Towers

Executive Board Member

Najaf Badalov

General Manager at Basqal Resort & Spa

Executive Board Member

Shebnem Ferman

CEO at Gabala Hospitality Group

Disciplinary Board

Disciplinary Board Member

Gunay Saglam

CEO at Azerbaijan Hotel Association

Disciplinary Board Member

Elshan Kurbanaliyev

General Manager at Baku Marriott Boulevard Hotel

Disciplinary Board Member

Ilham Aghayev

General Manager at Quba Palace

Advisory Board

Advisory Board member

Uygar Kocas

CEO at TABIA Group

Advisory Board member

Nilesh Singh

Cluster General Manager at JW Marriott Absheron | The-Ritz Carlton Baku

Advisory Board member

Orkhan Alakbarov

General Manager at Hyatt Regency Baku

Advisory Board member

Arzu Akhundova

General Manager at The Merchant Hotel

Executive Office

Deputy Executive Director

Narmin Aktash

Communications Coordinator

Esmer Shabanova


Rauf Babayev

National Hotel Star Classification

Classification Manager

Rashad Niyazov

Classification Auditor

Fidan Sultan

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