Rovnag Abdullayev was born on April 3, 1965 in Nakhchivan city, Azerbaijan.
In 1982, he was enrolled to the Azerbaijan Institute of Construction Engineers (now Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction).
In 1985 he was transferred to the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute named after V.V. Kuibyshev.
Iin 1989 after graduating from the institute, began working on “Oil Rocks”. He worked as an engineer in the “28 May” OGPD since 1990.
In 1991-1997s, he was appointed department chief, chief engineer at “Xazardenizneftgasinshaat” (CaspianSeaOilGasConstruction) Trust. He became the Director of Trust in 1997.
Mr Abdullayev was appointed director of the Baku Oil Refinery named after Heydar Aliyev in 2003.
On December 9, 2005 he was appointed President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic.
He is President of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) since March 14, 2008.
He is married; has a son and a daughter.