Rauf Khalilov

Advisory Board Member

Rauf Khalilov, CEO and the shareholder of ISR Holding was born on November 4, 1979 in Baku. He has bachelor degree in International Relations from Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland in 2001.

He worked in FINANSBANK  2001- 2003, Geneva, Switzerland and in 2003- 2007 in Glencore, London, UK. In 2007, Rauf Khalilov joined the family business in Azerbaijan, where he started automotive division within a holding.  Today it is represented with brands likeToyota, Lexus, BYD in 3 cities in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In 2010, established logistics company in Georgia with container carriers and has the largest fleet of car carries in Caucasus.

In 2011, he started a retail fashion (Retail Group of Azerbaijan) in partnership with Fawaz Al Hokair in Azerbaijan which represent more than 35 brands such as Massimo Dutti, Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius and others.

Recent projects are in agriculture, greenhouse for roses growing (turnkey project by Netafim), and IT accounting support and implementation of ERP systems.

As a CEO of ISR Holding, Rauf Khalilov also successfully manages hospitality business (Hilton Baku and Park Inn by Radisson), business center, shopping mall, industrial machinery sale and other businesses.

Rauf Khalilov is a President of Azerbaijan Ski Federation (2011- present), Azerbaijan Ski Mountaineering Federation (2018 – present), vice president of Azerbaijan Skating Federation and board member of SABAH football club (2018- present).