Press and public relations

Head of the Press Service and Public Relations Department

Bakhtiyar Mammadov

Bakhtiyar Miryusif oglu Mammadov was born on August 19, 1973, in Agdash city. In 1995, he graduated with honors from the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute of Russian Language and Literature named after M.F. Akhundov (now Baku Slavic University). He started his career in 1989 as a technician at the Republic Russian Language Specialized General Education Boarding School named after A.S. Makarenko. He began his continuous professional activity in the press field in 1997 as a reporter at the "Supersport" newspaper. His articles were published under the pseudonyms "Bati Yar", "Bati Yar Tanri Yar" in Azerbaijani, and "Баты Яр", "Танры Яр" in Russian. Later, he became the department head and technical editor of the newspaper. From 2000, he worked as a department head at the "Sports" newspaper, the official organ of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He has held various positions at the same newspaper, including deputy chief editor, acting chief editor, and has been the chairman of the newspaper's trade union organization. He has collaborated with over 10 mass and electronic media outlets. His articles have been published in both Azerbaijani and Russian. From 2009 to 2016, he worked as a reporter and deputy editor at the "Metro" newspaper editorial office of Baku metro, and from 2016 to 2018, he served as the deputy head of the Press Service and Public Relations Department of Baku Metropoliten CJSC. Since June 12, 2018, he has been the head of the Press Service and Public Relations Department of Baku Metropolitan CJSC. He is one of the authors of 2 books in the field of physical education and sports movement in Azerbaijan and has edited several books. On November 5, 2012, for his activity in the field of physical education and sports, he was awarded the honorary title of "Honored Journalist" by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee. He is married and has one child.