Meet the Team

Airswift Team - Norman Young

Norman Young
Group Director

Norman joined Airswift, the parent company of Swift Engineering in 1985, working as an Engineer and Project Manager on various projects across the globe. In 1998, he became Country Manager for Kazakhstan, based in our Atyrau office. In 2001, Norman moved to Baku, Azerbaijan to set up and develop a new business unit and team, forming Swift Engineering.

Over the past 17 years, Norman and his team have been successful in five major projects and continue to support clients across engineering services.

 

Terry Eaves
Regional Director - Azerbaijan & Georgia

Terry joined in January 2007, where he spent his first three months in Azerbaijan to learn the business. He took the position of Area Director in Angola to support multi-million dollar projects with clients such as Angola LNG, Chevron, BP, and Ocean Rig.

At the beginning of 2016, Terry moved across Africa to open an office in Mozambique. In October of the same year, he moved back to Azerbaijan as the Regional Director to help support the growing business.

 

Maia Velijanashvili
In-Country Manager - Georgia

Maia joined the business in March 2015 as Operations Manager in our Tbilisi office. Her outstanding performance resulted in a promotion to In-Country Manager in May 2016. Maia has successfully developed local operational, financial, and logistical hubs, which has provided professional relationships and cost savings for both Swift Engineering and our clients. 

Maia continues to be a motivator to her teams and was recently recognized as one of the top performers in the business. 

 

Dilbar Askerova
Operations Manager, Projects

Dilbar joined Swift Engineering in March 2014 as the Migration Manager. She has successfully driven the migration requirements for the transition of expatriates to Swift Engineering. She is responsible for the mobilization and on-boarding of expatriates.

In 2017, Dilbar was promoted to Operations Manager, Projects. Being self-motivated and a considerate leader of her team, Dilbar manages personnel in logistics and facilities as well as other departments within the Baku office.

 

Fazila Askerova
Operations Manager, Business Services

Fazila joined the company in December 2015 as HR & Recruitment Manager in Baku, Azerbaijan. She has been the author of a number of Swift Engineering HR Policy and Procedures for national employees and has initiated the annual performance review process.

Since joining, Fazila has been promoted to Operations Manager, Business Services for the Baku office. In this role, she has been successfully managing the HR, Payroll & Billing, Quality and Finance teams and supporting other management teams on a daily basis.

 

Irada Chengel
Logistics Manager

Irada joined Swift Engineering in 2002 as an Office Assistant. In a short time period, Irada's professionalism and diligence were apparent, and she was quickly promoted to Logistics Manager. She performs her duties with boundless enthusiasm and her team is available 24 horus a day, seven days a week.

 

Rafi Mahmudov
Delivery Centre Lead

Rafi joined Swift Engineering in August 2016 as a Recruitment Advisor in Baku, Azerbaijan, where his main responsibility was hiring nationals for the Shah Deniz 2 project. In April 2017, Rafi was promoted to Delivery Centre Lead, which involved setting up a new regional resource centre to give clients a true 24/7 service. 

Rafi currently leads a team whose scope of work covers CIS, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

 

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