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Rouzbeh Pirouz has been the Executive Chairman of Turquoise Partners since 2005. He is widely recognized as a leader in the modernization and globalization of Iran’s financial sector. Rouzbeh has served on several corporate boards, including that of Middle East Bank, one of Iran’s leading private banks and Asia Insurance, the second largest insurance company in Iran. Prior to his role with Turquoise, Rouzbeh was the Founder & CEO of a leading B2B procurement company in Europe, which he sold in 2003. He was also, previously, a Senior Partner in Pelican Partners, a private equity and real estate investment company in London. Mr. Pirouz holds a BA from Stanford, an MA from Harvard and was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University.
Ramin Rabii has been the CEO of Turquoise since the inception of the firm in 2005. Ramin has served on the boards of several listed and private companies in the finance, ecommerce, and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Turquoise, he worked for Tehran-based Atieh Bahar Consultancy, advising foreign clients on investment and entry strategies for Iran. Ramin is also the co-founder and a board member of Sheypoor, Iran’s leading general classifieds online platform. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and his MSc in International Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, United Kingdom.
Vahid Nejad Hosseinian joined Turquoise in 2016. Previously Vahid was Financial Planning and Budgeting Manager and then Chief Financial Officer of Xerox in Iran. The company was the exclusive distributor of both Xerox and Samsung office equipment in Iran. Vahid was also Senior Associate of Balli Group Iran. Vahid holds a BBA in Finance and MSc in Quantitative Methods from Baruch College, NY.
Shervin Shahriari has overseen the fund management and investments of Turquoise Partners since 2006. Shervin manages both the foreign and domestic funds for Turquoise with USD $150 million of assets under management. Previously, Shervin was the Bourse Editor at Donyaye Eghtesad Magazine, Iran’s leading financial periodical. Prior to this, Shervin was a consultant at Farhangian Investment Firm and an Investment Analyst for Danyian Pars Investment Firm. Shervin holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Civil Engineering from Azad University in Tehran. Shervin also holds an EMBA from the Iranian Business School awarded in affiliation with Aalto University in Finland.
Jhubin Alaghband joined Turquoise in 2015 as Head of Private Equity. Previously, Jhubin was the Chairman of the Board of Xerox in Iran. His company was the exclusive distributor of both Xerox and Samsung office equipment in Iran. He was responsible for setting up the paper trading and converting operations of the company, and launching digital printing in the country for the first time. Jhubin also set up the Managed Print Services of Xerox in Iran. Jhubin holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Tehran K.N.Toosi University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD ‘99D.
Eddie Kerman received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, USA. He qualified and practiced as a UK solicitor at a leading mid-size City law firm. His focus was mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial contract work, and he advised on the admission to AIM (a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc) of fourteen companies as well as the sale and acquisition of various companies. He has worked at Turquoise since 2007 and heads up its business development as well as running the group’s London representative office.
Cyrus Molavi Joined Turquoise in January 2016. Previously, Cyrus was the Director of Comet Enterprises, a UK-based telecommunications company. He has previously held positions as Senior Director at Floreat Group and Vice President at Barclays Capital. Cyrus began his career at Bloomberg Tradebook Europe. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics & Finance from the University of Durham. Cyrus is a Certified Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and a member of the British Iranian Chamber of Commerce.
Radman Rabii joined Turquoise in 2011 and currently heads the international department of Turquoise’s brokerage arm, Firouzeh Asia. Previously, Radman worked as an Export and International Procurement Manager at Tabarestan Steel Foundry, a leading private steel foundry in Iran. Radman holds a BEng. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and an MSc from Cass Business School in London, United Kingdom.
Reza Moradi joined Turquoise in 2014. He is a founder of the Iron and Steel Society and the technology incubator Qadir. He was previously the Managing Director of Maan Company and CEO of Cord Group, two leading Iranian industrials. Reza serves on the Board of Trustees of the Iranian Business School. He holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology.