He was born in the city of Mingachevir, Azerbaijan on 25 December.He entered Azerbaijani Oil and Chemistry Institute (now Azerbaijan State Oil Academy) on specialty of Automatized Management System.He served in the ArmyAfter the Army he continued his studies and in 1989 graduated from the institute as a specialist of engineer-system technician.As a distinguished graduate, he was sent to work at Computing Center of Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute. While working there he continued pedagogical activities in “computing machines and programming” chair in 1989-1991. He was engaged in scientific researches on the theme of artificial intellect and expert systems and is the author of some scientific articles and teaching aids.He began working as a first degree specialist at President’s Office. He was successively promoted in this job.He was appointed chief of the Center of Information Resources and Technologies of the Executive Office of the President of Azerbaijan Republic.He worked as head of department of Information Resources and Technologies of the Executive Office of the President of Azerbaijan Republic.On 26 December, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.He was appointed Deputy Minister of Communications and High Technologies by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.He was awarded Tereggi (Progress) medal by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.By Order No. 3635 of President Ilham Aliyev dated February 2, 2018, Elmir Velizadeh was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
He is fluent in Russian and English languages.