Anar Karimov was born in 1979 in Baku.
In 1999 and 2002 he graduated from Baku State University with honors and obtained Bachelor and Master Degrees in International Law. In 2001, he received a Master's degree in International Economic Law from the American University of Washington (Washington, USA).
In 2001 – Mr.Karimov was Attorney at the US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USA), in 2002-2005 he was Attaché and Third Secretary at the Department for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2005-2006 – was third secretary in the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Switzerland, in 2007-2010 - was Senior Lawyer for Turkey and Central Asia in Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia), in 2010-2011 worked on the positions of Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department in Foreign Investments and Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, in 2011-2018 Mr.Karimov was Expert in International Projects, also worked in leading positions in the private sector.
He was the member of the Azerbaijan Collegium of Advocates, co-founder of Azerbaijan-British Lawyers Association and vice-president of the Azerbaijani-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Candidate of jurisprudence A.Karimov worked at the Baku State University as a teacher of the English-language magistracy program of law faculty. Prior to his current position, he worked as Counselor to the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population.
He speaks English, French and Russian.
Married, has three children.