Senior Regional Manager for CIS Region, The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
Mr. Taghiyev brings 18 years of banking experience in emerging markets working with top banks, establishing private equity funds, Islamic leasing companies and Islamic Banks in CIS and Europe region.
Prior to joining ICD, he worked at Caspian International Investment Company where ICD, IDB, Aref Investment Group in Kuwait, Al-Ahmar Group and Azerbaijan State Investment Company are shareholders.
For the last decade, Mr. Taghiyev have been covering business operations of Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector (ICD), a private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (www.isdb.org) in the countries of CIS region in the capacity of Senior Regional Manager for CIS Countries headquartered in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Over this period of time, he has succeeded in originating bankable transactions for the ICD in CIS, Turkey and Albania, managing the global client relationships and establishing through partnership and syndication, among others, a private equity investment company in Azerbaijan, a leasing company in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, sharia compliant bank in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, and Central Asian Renewable Energy Fund. To this end, Mr. Taghiyev have leveraged on strong and diversified banking experience and first-hand knowledge of the focus markets’ business culture and mentality.
Being responsible for raising funds (both debt and equity) and syndicating financing by leveraging on our global outreach, Mr. Taghiyev had an opportunity of working with Governments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Albania, senior executives of reputable organizations such as Al-Hilal Bank (UAE), Kuwait Finance House (Kuwait), Sovereign Wealth Funds and Azerbaijan State Investment Company (Azerbaijan).
Mr. Samir currently is a Board Member at Asr Leasing Co and Taiba Leasing ( Islamic Leasing company in Tajikistan and in Uzbekistan), and was served as Board Member at KIC ( Islamic Leasing company in Kazakhstan) during 2014-2015.
He holds an MBA degree from Durham Business School in the United Kingdom.