As one of Azerbaijan’s largest companies, Garant Holding continues to work unceasingly with the country’s leadership to create a bright future for the region. By participating on local, regional, national and international levels, Garant Holding is a good-will ambassador of the culture, economy, education and sports of Azerbaijan.
Founded in 2005, under the name ZQAN Holding, the company has been a strong force behind the forward growth of the Azerbaijan economy. By utilizing advanced technologies, adhering to a mission of quality and transparency, implementing best practices in all its business dealings and fostering a positive corporate culture within its ranks, the company has become an example of how Azerbaijan can compete at the highest level. In 2013, the Chairman of the Board and founder of the company, Anar Mammadov, made the decision to rebrand the company, under the name Garant Holding, to create a more recognisable and easily translated identity to encompass the 33 companies in which the company holds.
Garant Holding is becoming acknowledged more and more throughout the world, with its involvement in high-profile projects such as the newest Trump Tower construction and the elegant Rixos Hotel, which can both be seen on the Anar Mammadov Pinterest page. As the company is fast becoming recognised for its international role, in addition to its headquarters in Baku; it currently has offices in London, Geneva and Dubai.
With the growth of the company, Garant Holding is becoming an economic factor in each of the industries in which it has companies. In the insurance sector, Garant Holding has been involved in introducing legislature that affects the national insurance industry, while in local areas, such as Ucar, the state-of-the-art chicken processing plant owned and operated by Garant Holding’s Ucar Argo LLC added about 600 jobs during the construction of the plant and 150 full-time jobs once the plant became operational.
Garant Holding also continues its philanthropic endeavours, sponsoring many charity events and participating in projects to encourage social responsibility. Each year, during the Muslim holy days of Ramadan, the company sponsors food gifts for iftar, the evening meal that allows fasting Muslims to eat after sunset. The company’s Mərcan chicken and Yarsu beverage brands are given out along with other delicacies such as water plums. This event was established by Anar Mammadov as a way of showing respect to the Muslim’s religion and commitment to their month-long fast.