He was born in Baku city in 1960. He went to secondary school No 161 named after J. Jabbarly in October district. He graduated the secondary school in 1977 with honours.
In 1977, he entered into the finance-statistics faculty of Azerbaijan Institute of National Economy named after D. Bunyadzade.In 1981 Z.H.Ibrahimov graduated from the AINE and was sent to work at the Azerbaijan Main Branch of the State Saving Bank of USSR on assignment. He began to serve here as an economist, then as a senior inspector. He was recruited to the Constructional Chair of MIA of Azerbaijan SSR in 1984. First, he began to work as a senior accountant-inspector, then the first grade engineer on the salaries.
In 1991 he was admitted to the post-graduation of the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. In 1994 after the graduation, he was appointed to the Chair of “Banking” as a teacher. He became a Candidate of Economy after he defended the Candidate’s thesis in 1997.
In 1998 he worked as a senior teacher of the chair. In 2001 he was selected the Assistant Professor of the Chair. Currently Z.H.Ibrahimov is the Assistant Professor of the chair “Banking”.
Within XII.2004- IV.2014 he served as a Director of the “Doctorate” Chair of ASUE.
Since April of 2014 he is a Dean of the Finance Faculty.