Rza Nuriyev is the Head of BCG in the Central Asia and Caspian regions and a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Energy practice.

Since joining BCG in 2007, Rza has worked primarily with companies in oil and gas, and petrochemicals, advising them on key issues related to strategy, operations, organization, and people management. His engagements have covered initiatives on operational efficiency, maintenance, go-to-market strategy, localization strategy, total shareholder return, and post-merger integration, as well as improving the efficiency of organizations and processes.

Since 2017, Rza has been the Head of BCG in the Central Asia and Caspian regions, developing projects in  Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan. In this region, Rza successfully executed projects including the full-scale transformation of the largest producer of oil and gas, an evaluation of the effectiveness of trading operations, commercial optimization of oil products sales, a reorganization of the headquarters of a large oil and gas company, and increasing the investment attractiveness of a country.

Rza was formerly the recruiting director in BCG’s Moscow office, and he continues to focus on mentoring junior staff. Before joining BCG, he worked as an expert on the design of fourth-generation telecommunications systems for Nortel Networks, USA.


  • Head of BCG in the Central Asia and Caspian regions
  • Energy sector (O&G, petrochemicals, power)
  • Operational efficiency in upstream and downstream
  • Optimization of maintenance
  • Org design
  • Trading
  • Total shareholder return (TSR)
  • M&A and post-merger integration
  • Public sector
  • Investment attractiveness of countries/regions
  • Tax and customs reforms
  • Interregional cooperation


  • PhD, Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.Sc. Electrical & Electronics Engineering; B.Sc. Mathematics, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey