Board of Directors

The Board

Gustaf Nobel

Gustaf Nobel has worked in more than 15 countries worldwide, having held several senior management positions and working as a management consultant.

Mr. Nobel is the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited. Prior to this appointment in 2014, he served as a member of the company's Advisory Board.

Currently, Gustaf Nobel is the owner and CEO of Conversus SAS, working as a management consultant to foreign companies that step in the French and Swedish markets.

From 2009 to 2014 he was the Chairman of the Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation. Over the years, he has worked for different companies such as Electrolux, ABB, and Trelleborg. Mr. Nobel served as the CEO at Delifrance AB, jointly owned by Grand Moulin de Paris and Nestlé, for four years before moving to France in 2005. 

Mr. Nobel holds a degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden.


Eamon Gorman 

Eamon Gorman has over 35 years of diverse experience in the North Sea, the Far East, and the Middle East, in both Operator and Contractor roles.

Mr. Gorman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited.

Prior to joining Nobel Oil Services in 2015, Mr. Gorman worked as the CEO of MBPS Group, successfully turning around one of the largest Oilfield Services companies in the MENA region. Previously, he served on the Managing Director's Committee in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) as a Well Engineering Director.

Mr. Gorman started his career at Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) in 1978 as a Production Technologist. He spent over 20 years managing the production technology and petroleum engineering for such companies as Maersk Oil, Shell Expro, Petroleum Development Oman, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM), Al Furat Petroleum Co.

He continued his career as a Consultancy Services Manager at Shell Expro (Aberdeen, UK), and as an Operations Manager at Shell Iran Offshore Ltd. (Dubai, UAE). Mr. Gorman also served at Petroleum Development Oman as Director of Well Engineering & Logistics.

Mr. Gorman earned his master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He also holds a BA in Mathematics and a BA in Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin.


Vugar Samadli  

Vugar Samadli is a professional with over 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working for internationally recognized companies.

Mr. Samadli is the Chief Executive Officer and the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited.

Vugar Samadli was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Nobel Oil Services in consideration of the efforts made for effective management of Nobel Oil Services group's activities and valuable contribution to support of the company’s goals. Prior to the appointment as the CEO, he worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Nobel Oil Services between 2015 and 2017. Mr. Samadli joined Nobel Oil group of companies as General Director of Global Energy Solutions, an affiliate of Nobel Oil Services.

Mr. Samadli started his career in 2003 in BP being involved in significant projects. He was soon promoted to the leading positions in the company. Then he held executive positions at DET-AL Holding and Azelektroterm. In 2009-2013, Vugar Samadli worked as a regional manager for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Central Asia countries at John Crane. Since August 2013, he pursued his career as General Director of Oil and Gas ProServ, a JV between SOCAR, Siemens and Target Petroleum.

Mr. Samadli’s academic background includes B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and MSME from the University of Florida, the USA. Moreover, he holds a diploma in Project Management from George Washington University and studied executive MBA with SMITH Group. At the same time, Vugar Samadli carries out scientific research and is currently working to defend his dissertation on Chemical-Mechanical Engineering.


Yusif Jabbarov  

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 Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited. In addition, he is the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Upstream and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bakcell. Prior to this, Mr. Jabbarov served as the Head of the Shareholder’s Office of the group of companies. 

Mr. Jabbarov joined Nobel Oil group of companies in 2013 as the Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer and led its reorganization project into the two UK-registered groups - Nobel Oil Services and Nobel Upstream.

Prior to this, he served in the financial industry from 2000 to 2013. He 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  

Imran Ahmadzada has extensive experience in oil, telecommunications, financial and industrial institutions.
Mr. Ahmadzada is the Member of the Board of Directors at Nobel Oil Services (UK) Limited. Imran Ahmadzada is also the Member of the Board of Directors at Norm, which operates the largest cement plant in the South Caucasus.

He joined Nobel Oil group of companies as a 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.