Anar Mammadov was born on the 26th of April, 1981. By the time he was 24 he had already amassed an impressive list of academic qualifications including three bachelor's degrees and a Master's degree in Business Administration.

Not one to rest on his laurels, on finishing his studies he quickly set up ZQAN Holding, an investment company based in Azerbaijan. By 2014, the company had undergone a re-brand, now called Garant Holding, and had secured an impressive portfolio of nearly 30 well-known brands and subsidiaries.

In 2011, Anar Mammadov founded the Azerbaijan America Alliance which has been instrumental in promoting the ideals and customs of Azerbaijan to the world, while strengthening economic and other positive relationships between Azerbaijan and the USA.

Appointed as the President of the Azerbaijan Golf Federation in 2012, Anar Mammadov quickly impressed by developing an 18 hole golf course – the first of its kind in the country – and helping to host the European Tour, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world.