Vugar Samadli

Member of the Board of Directors

Vugar Samadli is CEO and the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Energy with over 16 years of international experience, knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas industry.


Prior to his current role, Mr. Samadli was Chief Operating Officer of Nobel Energy. He was appointed CEO at Nobel Energy following his valuable contribution to effective management of Nobel Energy Group's operations, and support in achieving the Group’s strategic goals.


Mr. Samadli has held a number of senior management roles over the past seven years. In 2013, he assumed the role of General Director of Oil & Gas ProServ, a joint venture between SOCAR, Siemens and Target Petroleum. Before joining Nobel Energy in 2015, He was General Director of Global Energy Solutions, an affiliate of Nobel Energy.


Mr. Samadli started his career in 2003 in BP where he quickly advanced through increasingly challenging roles and projects. Following his BP tenure, he held executive positions at DET-AL Holding and Azelektroterm. In 2009-2013, Mr. Samadli worked at John Crane as a regional manager for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Central Asia.


Mr. Samadli has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida. He holds a diploma in Project Management from George Washington University and studied executive MBA with SMITH Group.


Currently, Mr. Samadli is carrying out a scientific research and working to defend his PhD dissertation on Chemical-Mechanical Engineering at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.


In 2019, Vugar Samadli was awarded ‘The Taraggi Medal’ by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic for his services in the development of the country's oil industry.