About Me

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Taleh Heydar is a leading businessman of Azerbaijan. He is fond of education and culture.

Tale is the founder of several publishing organizations, a successful bookstore chain, and until recently was president of FC Gabala Football Club and Gabala Sport Club .

He studied in Azerbaijan in various languages ​ ​ and curricula, and before taking a place at the London School of Economics to study https://www.lse.ac.uk/ International relations and History, he spent several summer at English-speaking schools in England. In 2008, he received a master’s degree in https://www.bbk.ac.uk/International Security and Global Management from Birkbeck College, University of London.

The activities of Tale Heidarov not only increased knowledge about the history and culture of the country abroad, but also contributed to the development of education and literacy in Azerbaijan.

Tale Heydar – founder and chairman of the European Azerbaijani Society (2008), former president of the Gabala sports club, founder of a number of structures in the field of media, science, education and art, compiler, editor and author of projects of books and collections on the Karabakh conflict Armenia – Azerbaijan.



He studied at LSE, received a master’s degree in International Security and Global Management at Birkbeck College.


Tale  turned Gabala FC into one of Azerbaijan’s most successful offers and a regular participant in the UEFA Europa League. He also created the Academy of FC Gabala and the Gabala Sport Club.


Tale created Azerbaijan’s leading publishing and book franchise with six branches in Baku, which are planned to be expanded throughout the country and beyond.

Successes achieved

The sustainable development of Tale Heydarov’s projects led to the emergence of the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) in 2008. The TEAS is tasked with supporting the development of Azerbaijani relations and promoting the country by attracting Azerbaijanis living and studying abroad.

Leading Azerbaijani publishing house, owner of the Libraff bookstore project with nine branches in Baku and Ganja Tale Heydar developed this business, covering translations of major international works by international authors published in English, Russian and Turkish, and translations of new books by new authors.

Tale Heydarov’s passion for the development and growth of football in Azerbaijan is reflected in the creation of FC Gabala. Love and loyalty to the development of elite sports in Azerbaijan ensured the success of this club.