Mr. Vagit Alekperov serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at LUKOIL. A former Caspian Sea oil rig worker, Vagit Alekperov became a Deputy Minister overseeing the oil industry in the Soviet Union. He is also an Angel Investor. In 1968 he started to work at the oilfields in Azerbaijan and West Siberia. From 1987 to 1990 he was General Director of Production Association Kogalymneftegaz, Head of Tyumen Oil and Gas Agency of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry.