Our Corporate Team

Adnan Nuri Ozkaya
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Adnan Nuri Ozkaya has over 30 years of international work experience in various senior roles.

Mr. Ozkaya is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Norm. Prior to this, he had also acted as a business consultant and board member for Norm since February 2012.

Mr. Ozkaya worked for Lafarge group and assumed various positions in Turkey and at Head Quarters in Paris for 17 years. He acted as the Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and 2010, and as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer between 1999 and 2002 in Lafarge Cement Turkey. Prior to this, he worked for the audit company until the end of 1992.

Mr. Ozkaya graduated from Bogazici University Business Administration in 1988.
Yusif Jabbarov
Board Member
Yusif Jabbarov has 20 years of successful track record in various industries, including leadership and executive management roles in oil and gas, telecommunications and financial institutions.

Mr. Jabbarov is the CEO of NEQSOL Holding, a diversified group of companies operating in various fields and countries. Prior to this, he had served as the Head of the Shareholder’s Office since 2015.

Yusif Jabbarov is a Member of the Boards of Directors at various companies within the holding. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Vodafone Ukraine, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bakcell, and the Member of the Boards of Directors at the UK-based oil groups Nobel Upstream and Nobel Oil Services, and Norm, the largest cement producer in the South Caucasus.

Mr. Jabbarov joined the group in 2013 as the Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer at Nobel Oil group of companies. He served in the financial industry from 2000 to 2013. He had worked as the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board at one of the leading commercial banks of Azerbaijan.

He successfully completed one-year executive education (PLD - Strategic Management) at Harvard Business School in 2012. Mr. Jabbarov obtained an MBA degree from Birmingham Business School in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from UNEC in 2002.
Imran Ahmadzada
Board Member
Imran Ahmadzada has extensive experience in oil, telecommunications, financial and industrial institutions.

Mr. Ahmadzada is the Member of the Board of Directors of Norm. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of NEQSOL Holding and the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited, the UK-registered oil group.

He joined Nobel Oil group of companies as the Chief Treasury Officer in 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Ahmadzada worked in different roles in the banking sector since 2004 in the fields of Treasury, Risk Management, Credit Underwriting, Portfolio Management. He also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at various Universities.

He successfully completed one-year executive education (PLD) at Harvard Business School in 2019 and obtained an MBA in Financial Management degree in 2009 from Coburg University in Germany.
Mehmet Hayrettin Sener
Board Member
Mehmet Hayrettin Sener has about 40 years of work experience in Cement Industry in Turkey.

Mr. Sener is the Member of the Board of Directors of Norm. He has been Board Member of Quality and Environment Council of Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association, lastly.

Mr. Sener worked in SABANCI Holding Cement Plants and Holding Cement Group for more than 30 years, including about 5 years as a General Manager and Board Member, and one of the biggest Cement Plant in Turkey, NUH Cement, about 6 years as a General Manager.

Mr. Sener obtained his master's degree in Chemical Engineering Department of Polytechnic University of New York/USA and his undergraduate degree from the Chemical Engineering Department of the Technical University of Istanbul.
Israil Asaliyev
Board Member
Israil Asaliyev has about 20 years of senior management experience in various business areas.

Mr. Asaliyev is a Member of the Board of Directors at Norm. He has been the Head of Construction Industry at NEQSOL Holding since 2018, where he oversees setting and leading execution of the strategy in this segment. He also leads M&A projects to expand the industrial business in the holding.

Before joining NEQSOL Holding’s management team, Mr. Asaliyev was Deputy CEO of Gilan Industrial Group, operating in the construction materials production, mining, textiles, and chemicals fields. He also oversaw the project for developing Mingachevir Industrial Park from scratch to two operational plants.

From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Asaliyev served in various industries, including management and IT consulting and international technical assistance. He held expert and senior management positions within German, Belgian, and US companies and organizations.

Since 2005, he is a member of the NETTY Award’s Academy Azerbaijan’s first professional award in the realm of information technology.

Mr. Asaliyev graduated from Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. He is one of the first PMI certified Project Management Professionals in Azerbaijan.
Henning Sasse
Chief Executive Officer
Henning Sasse has over 24 years of work experience, mostly in various senior Technical and General Management roles.

Mr. Sasse is the Chief Executive Officer of Norm. Before joining Norm, he worked as Head of Cement Industrial India of LafargeHolcim and in addition was ExCo Member of two LafargeHolcim Group Companies in India.

He has valuable 19 years of experience in cement and other building materials as well as in waste management and alternative resources from various assignments in Germany, Azerbaijan, Russia, and India/South Asia.

Mr. Sasse holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Braunschweig and a Ph.D. in Economics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He also completed two Senior Leadership and Management Programs at IMD, Lausanne.
Elvin Mirzayev
Elvin Mirzayev has more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Investment related roles in various industries from financial institutions to diversified holding.

Mr. Mirzayev is a Chief Financial Officer in Norm OJSC. He held Head of Investment position at NEQSOL Holding before joining Norm.

Elvin Mirzayev, holds a master’s degree in International Finance from the Nurtingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and holds FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation by GARP.

He also completed Executive Leadership Development Program at Stanford University.





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