Zaur Gurbanov was born in the city of Mingachevir in 1982. In 2000-2005, he served in the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and participated in peacekeeping missions outside the country. In 2010 he graduated from the Odlar Yurdu University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Organisation and Administration, and in 2012, he graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Economics with a Master’s Degree in finance.
In 2005-2010, he worked in various local and foreign companies. Between 2010 and 2020, he worked as a senior specialist, senior consultant, manager, general manager and director in the international audit and consulting company Ernst&Young. During these years, he participated in a number of trainings. Since 2020, he has held the position of Deputy CEO of Azerbaijan Investment Holding.
On the 11th of August 2021, he was appointed Vice President of SOCAR by the Order issued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 2021-2022, he held the positions of a member of the Supervisory Board of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC, Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC and Baku Metropolitan CJSC in accordance with the orders of the Azerbaijani President.