Category Archives: Business and entrepreneurship

Omid R. Kordestani was named one of Time’s “100 People who shape our world”

  Omid R. Kordestani (Persian: امید کردستانی‎) is an Iranian-American businessman who works as senior advisor to the Office of the CEO and Founders at Google He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from San Jose State University.he entered Stanford … Continue reading

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Dr. Siavash Mahdavi inventor and entrepreneur – His inventions are used in multiple fields : Orthopaedics, Aerospace, Formula one, …

Siavash Mahdavi was born in Tehran, Iran on 18 February 1980. is an inventor and entrepreneur living and based in London. His work in the fields of Engineering and Design have revolutionized many products and design paradigms. His work in … Continue reading

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Navid Khonsari Iranian–Canadian video game, film and graphic novel writer, director and producer

Navid Khonsari (Persian: نوید خونساری‎) Born 1970 is an Iranian–Canadian video game, film and graphic novel writer, director and producer. He left for Canada after the 1979 Revolution with his family. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and … Continue reading

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Salar Kamangar – Senior executive at Google and former CEO of YouTube

Salar Kamangar (Persian: سالار کمانگر‎; born 1977 in Tehran) is a senior executive at Google and former CEO of Google’s YouTube brand. He was the 9th employee to join Google. He joined after graduating from Stanford in 1998. Kamangar created … Continue reading

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Nima Behnoud, the designer of the Nimany brand

Perhaps only a few people imagined that imprinting Persian alphabet letters or verses from Persian poets on articles of clothing would generate interest among young people. The various designs that Iranian born Nima Behnoud, the designer of the Nimany brand, … Continue reading

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Arash Ferdowsi – Dropbox co-founder

Pars Equality Center (PEC) and more than 800 guests celebrated its 4th Annual Nowruz Gala in honor of the Persian New Year at San Francisco’s Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel. … A special highlight at this year’s gala was Uber investor and PEC advisory board member Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures) awarding … Continue reading

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Kamran Elahian – Philathropist and holder of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

Kamran Elahian (born 1954) is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, an international, multistage, technology-oriented venture capital firm. GCP has invested in leading-edge technology companies in the U.S., China, Japan and Israel. Kamran serves on the boards of … Continue reading

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In Memoriam of Dr. Akbar Ghahary: well known inventor and philanthropist

Dr. Ghahary received his master’s in mechanical design and engineering from Aria Mehr University in Iran and his Ph.D., in 1983, in thermoset plastics composition and design in affiliation with Lowell University of Massachusetts. He is well-known for his expertise … Continue reading

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Turadj Aliabadi

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/turadj-aliabadi/14/5b9/3b2 Turadj Aliabadi is a Senior Marketing Engineer at Toshiba Electronics Europe. He is in charge of discrete semiconductors which include power semiconductors, photocouplers, LED and logic devices.

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Ali Saifi – Philantropist, Subway Development Corp. of SC, Inc and holder of the Goodwill Industries Award

Today he has more than 400 stores. “400 restaurants employ nearly 4,000 people.” The payroll for those 4,000 people is an estimated $40 million. And the taxes they pay on that money are about $6 million. “Then there’s a significant … Continue reading

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Pirooz Parvarandeh, Chief Technology Officer at Maxim Integrated

http://www.maximintegrated.com/company/leadership/parvarandeh.cfm “Pirooz Parvarandeh became Chief Technology Officer in 2009. He has been a Group President of several of the company’s analog business units since 2005. Pirooz joined Maxim in 1987 and brought Maxim several years of design experience.”

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The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-iranian-musician-who-hammered-out-facebooks-1-billion-instagram-deal-in-zuckerbergs-living-room-2012-4 “director of corporate development Amin Zoufonoun…hammered out the merger’s details during a 12 hour meeting Sunday night…Zoufonoun has only been at Facebook for just more than a year, having joined from Google in March 2011. At Google, Zoufonoun did … Continue reading

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Prof. Ali Fatemi, Chairman department of Finance, DePaul University Chicago

http://mozart.depaul.edu/~fatemi/ “The American Graduate School of Business and Economics was founded by Ali Fatemi, a professor of International economics, and a specialist of monetary theory and policy, international finance and international trade.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Graduate_School_of_Business_and_Economics

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Faraj Aalaei, (former) CEO and co-founder of Centillium communications.

http://imiranian.com/faraj-aalaei/ “Aalaei has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding Centillium, Mr. Aalaei was the Director of Access Products at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission and broadband switching … Continue reading

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Ferri Abolhassan, Management Board Member of T-Systems

http://www.t-systems.com/about-t-systems/board-of-management/760400 “Ferri Abolhassan (born 1964) joined T-Systems in September 2008 and holds a doctorate in computer science. He started his career in research and development in 1987 at Siemens in Munich. From 1989 to 1991 his work in the field … Continue reading

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Hamid Akhavan, CEO at Siemens and former COO of Deutsche Telekom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Akhavan “Hamid Akhavan-Malayeri (Persian: حمید اخوان ملایری‎) (born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-born American business executive, and the CEO of Unify GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications)[1] since February 2010…Prior to joining Unify, Akhavan served … Continue reading

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