25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Karam Hasanov
State Committee on Property Issues

Mr. Karam Hasanov graduated with an honours degree from Azerbaijan State Economics University. From 1992 to 2000 he was Head of Department at the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Antimonopoly Policy and Support for Entrepreneurship. In 2000-2001 he was Deputy Minister of State Property of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Hasanov was serving as Director of Department on Management and Privatisation of State Property at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan. From 2005 to 2009 he was Chairperson of the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Management of State Property. Since 2009 Mr. Hasanov has been Chairperson of the State Committee on Property Issues, the Republic of Azerbaijan. The State Committee on Property Issues is a central executive power authority of Azerbaijan of which functions comprise management and privatisation of state-owned property, pre-privatisation rehabilitation and restructuring of public enterprises, post-privatisation support for enterprises, attracting investment to the privatisation process, real estate valuation, inventory and state registration, unified cadastre of real estate as well as address register.


The past 10 years have been marked in the history of Azerbaijan as a period of social and economic renaissance of the country. During this period, Azerbaijan saw significant progress in all areas. I have to note that over the past 10 years, there has not been a single area in the country that did not experience reforms or did not see the development. One of these areas is the process of privatization and state property management, introduction of a state register and unified real estate cadastre, as well as an address register of the country. In 2004, the country has begun a new stage of establishing the legislative framework in the area of state registration of rights to real estate: the country has adopted the law "On state registration of real estate" and other legal acts, that was a major step in the area of introduction of state registration of property ownership by a unified registration body in centralized manner. And in 2009, to improve governance and increase efficiency in the areas of privatization of state property and state registration of rights to real estate, the State Committee on Property Issues has been created and the State Service of Real Estate Registry was moved to that committee. In addition, the State Committee also includes the center of cadastre and technical inventory of real estate whose main task is to create and maintain a unified state cadastre of real estate across the country while taking into account international best practices.