Farid launched Azerbaijan’s first online payment service provider company, GoldenPay, which today is the country’s largest online payment service provider. He also founded Hesab, the largest online services portal, and has an ownership stake in several other companies, leaders in their respective fields, as well.
A native of Sheki, Azerbaijan, Farid traveled to Turkey to study International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, graduating at age 19. He then moved to Silicon Valley to study Business Administration with a concentration on ICT companies at San Jose State University.
Farid became president of AIESEC—San Jose, a branch of the largest student-run organization in the world. In 2005 after graduation, he moved to New York to become Vice President of AIESEC USA. The following year, he returned to Azerbaijan to open a branch of the American company, Silverkey Technologies.
Aside from business, Farid is involved in many social activities. He is on the boards of the US Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association and AmCham, Azerbaijan and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC—Azerbaijan.