Murad is an economist working at the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) in the Budget, Planning and Projects department. His department has been heavily involved in the work dedicated to improving fiscal policies of Azerbaijan and ensure sound budgetary spending. Previously, Murad was working at AZPROMO where he helped to build export and investment promotion strategies.
Murad’s action plan aims to improve the quality of fiscal understanding and decision-making at SOFAZ, in part by setting up a fiscal policy think-tank which will provide high-quality, independent insight for policy-makers and other interested stakeholders. In time, the ambition is for this think-tank to widen its remit to other sectors and issues.