In 1996, Shukran Alakbarov graduated from Azerbaijan State Institute of Economics in Baku, majoring in Finance and Accounting.
Since 1996, he has worked in Oil and Gas Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers and KMPG, initially in Baku, then in Moscow. Since 2002, he has held management positions in the Financial Department of OJSC Karazhanbasmunay (subsidiary of Nations Energy Company Limited (NECL), then in Lugansk Energy Association LLC (Ukraine) and in Eurest Raytheon Support Services (Kazakhstan). In 2006, he worked as Financial Controller and Deputy CFO in CJSC Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika. From 2006 to 2009, he was Head of Tax Accounting, Statistics and Reporting in Astelit LLC. From 2009 to 2011, he was a co-owner and a partner in I&A consulting agency (Ince & Alakbarov) CMA Partners LLP.
In 2011, Shukran Alakbarov joined Enel and currently holds the position of Head of Internal Audit of PJSC Enel Russia.