Ali Asadov is an Azerbaijani politician serving as the 10th Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2019.
Born in 1956 in Baku, he graduated from secondary school No. 134 in the capital of Azerbaijan. The same year he entered the Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow, graduating in 1978
The same year he briefly served as a chief laboratory assistant at the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR, before being enlisted to the army. In 1980, Asadov continued his career as a chief laboratory assistant at the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR.
He studied at the Institute of Economics of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow from 1981 to 1984, where he received a PhD degree in economics. Between 1985-1989, he worked as a junior researcher and researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR. He also served as an associate professor and department head at the Baku Institute of Social Management and Political Science.
In 1995, Asadov embarked on a political carrier, and was elected a member of the Milli Majlis, the first parliament of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan. Three years later, in 1998, the then President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev appointed Asadov as his assistant for economic affairs.
In 2012, Asadov was promoted to the position of the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 2017, he was appointed an assistant to the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan for economic affairs-department head at the Presidential Administration.
On 8 October, 2019, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appointed Asadov as the country’s Prime Minister.
He is a member of the New Azerbaijan Party since 1993, and currently sits on its Political Board. He holds Order “For Service to the Motherland” second and first degrees.
Asadov is married and is a father of a son and a daughter.