You don’t often hear of a 15 year-old CEO, but Reyhan Jamalova is just that. As head of Rainergy, a team of school students and scientists, she is working hard to produce energy out of rainwater via the use of an innovative generator that could be revolutionary in the field of renewable energy. Originally from Guba, Azerbaijan, she is currently a 10th Grade student at the Istak Lyceum and part of the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation, involved in Baku’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo
What would a successful World Expo 2025 bid mean to you?
A successful and bright future for me and my peers.
What do you hope will be the legacy of Expo 2025, if Baku is successful in winning the bid?
A World Expo in Baku has the power to be the event that raises thousands of world-changing questions and answers. Combining the Azerbaijani spirit of enquiry with the global nature of an Expo has the potential to unlock untold numbers of ideas and connections. It will be a source of enormous pride for our country and allow us to utilize our extraordinary human capital for the greater good of the world. For our nation, our city, and our people, hosting the Expo would be a realization of that potential.
How would you describe Baku in just three words?
Glorious, fascinating, hospitable.
What is your favorite building in Baku?
The Maiden Tower, because I’ve known it as a symbol of Baku since my childhood.
What do you think makes Baku unique?
A mixture of beautiful architecture, fascinating history and inquiring minds.
Of what are you most proud about?
I am very proud to be from Azerbaijan, because this is a country full of culture, ambience, great cuisine and music.
Images courtesy of Expo 2025 Baku Azerbaijan and Getty Images