LONDON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caspian General Investments plc, the Central Asia-focused natural resources and infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Reza Tabrizi as Chief Executive Officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130704/626218 ) Dr Tabrizi has been at the forefront of promoting British businesses in Central Asia and Caucuses, one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, for the past eighteen years. He advised the energy division of HSBC INUK on business emanating out of the Caspian Sea neighbouring republics from 2000-2009 and has worked closely with the governments of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia and the Kyrgyz Republic. Dr Tabrizi was the founder and director of the Caspian Foundation for Democracy in 2006 and is founder and president of both the Anglo-Kyrgyz and Anglo-Turkmen Societies. Dr Tabrizi is a director of London Stock Exchange-listed Premier Gold Resources plc, a Central Asia-focused gold exploration and development company. Dr Tabrizi has been instrumental in securing trade deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds for the United Kingdom with Central Asian and Caucasian countries. Speaking of his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tabrizi said: "Having been active for almost two decades in the identification and management of investments in Central Asian and Caucasian countries, I am acutely aware of what potential exists. A combination of improving democracy and business legislation with a wealth of natural resources make the region among the most exciting in the world for investment." "There is a substantial requirement for investment in infrastructure throughout the region," continued Dr Tabrizi. "Through Caspian General Investments plc our goal is to assist the Central Asian and Caucasian countries in the responsible development of natural resources and associated infrastructure in order to allow them to capitalise on these assets and grow their economies."