Rufat Azizov






Steel Manufacturing


Jan 2019 - Sept 2020

Rufat Azizov is CEO of Unimetal Group, a steel manufacturing and processing company based in Azerbaijan. Having begun his career as Integrity Engineer with oil-gas exploration and production company BP, Rufat shifted to steel manufacturing business in 2012. He has 15 years’ experience in R&D, Engineering, Industrial Projects, Asset, Operations and Executive Management. He is a Steel Business Expert, Chartered Scientist (C.Sci, MIMMM) and holds PhD in two majors’ chemical catalysis and biotechology.

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Posted by: on March 20, 2019

Leaders with sustainable development mind-sets are a must!

Having experience in chemistry, oil-gas, heavy steel and construction materials production, energy demand optimization is one of my favourite topics in general. Energy demand reduction during the production is in the agenda of managers or business owners, but usually as a cost saving factor, to save energy costs, to make more profit, not as one of the […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2019

Cutting-edge entrepreneurial school in a castle of science

I prefer ancient universities with traditions, values and buildings with thick walls. But sometimes it is difficult to imagine the modern skills of a rapidly changing world in old castles. Before going to study the EMBA program at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, I imagined high profile teachers, real networking, learning and sharing opportunities. The first week […]

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