Department of International Cooperation
He Holds the diplomatic rank of First Secretary of the First Rank.
Professional rank of civil service: Civil Servant of the First Rank
Educational institution and year: Azerbaijan State University of Economics (1998-2002, bachelor's degree); Azerbaijan State University of Economics (2002-2004, master's degree); special diplomatic education at the Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan (2003-2004) and executive education at the Harvard Kennedy School (2015).
He worked in various diplomatic positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) system in 2003-2020. In 2003-2004 he worked as a specialist in energy, transport and environment in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2005-2007 as an attaché on economic and trade issues in the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of India, in 2008-2009 as a official on regional economic organizations in the central office of the MFA, in 2010-2012 in various positions in the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia as well as second secretary, first secretary, consul in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the OSCE. In 2013, the O.Zeynalov was elected to the position of head (D2) of the Department of Energy, Environment and Minerals of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and represented Azerbaijan in the mentioned organization in 2013-2016. He led ECO delegations at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York City in 2015, as well as the Paris Climate Conference in 2015.
He returned to the Foreign Ministry system in 2018 and became the head of Department for European Union (EU), and in February 2017, the head and deputy chief negotiator of the sectoral negotiations group on the New Bilateral Agreement between Azerbaijan and EU from the Azerbaijani side. In 2018, he was appointed the adviser of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the USA and held this position by December 2020.
Since December 21, 2020, he has been working as the Head of International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
He is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish, and has an intermediate knowledge of German and Persian.