Persis Advisory People

Our Key People

Each member of the Persis team brings a unique set of skills, accrued knowledge and experience. Combined we have a high level of expertise, access and experience in each of our sectors.

Ali Bagherzadeh - Principal - Chairman

Ali Bagherzadeh - Principal - Chairman

Ali Bagherzadeh was educated in France and the USA. He started his professional career as a corporate lawyer in New York after having received a Juris Doctor degree and being called to the Bars of New York and of the District of Columbia. Mr. Bagherzadeh is fluent in English, French, Latin and Persian.

Ali Rahbar - Principal - Chief Executive Officer

Ali Rahbar - Principal - Chief Executive Officer

Ali Rahbar’s university and postgraduate studies focused on business management and various mass media. He started his professional career as a photojournalist and a war correspondent and then entered private commerce. Mr. Rahbar is fluent in English and Persian.

Mohammad Adl - Chief Operating Officer - Middle East

Mohammad Adl - Chief Operating Officer - Middle East

Mr. Adl manages all aspects of the company's Middle East operations.

Bamdad Azadravesh - Civil Engineering Technical Officer

Bamdad Azadravesh - Civil Engineering Technical Officer

Bahmdad Azadravesh has received a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Master in Project Management. He has extensive experience in managing and overseeing large scale engineering and construction projects, including large residential developments, commercial and retail developments and industrial projects. Mr Azadravesh oversees civil engineering and development project management at Persis’ related regional companies.

Majid Farhadi - Chief Science Officer

Majid Farhadi - Chief Science Officer

Mr. Farhadi has a postgraduate degree in engineering and oversees the company's R&D in the water and energy sectors.

Maryam Gazor - Chief Process Engineering Officer

Maryam Gazor - Chief Process Engineering Officer

Maryam Gazor has received a Masters of Chemical Engineering. She started her professional career at the Institut Pasteur. Ms. Gazor heads Persis' water treatment department. Ms. Gazor is fluent in English, Gilaki and Persian.

Primrose Grey - Chief Process Officer

Primrose Grey - Chief Process Officer

Ms. Grey is responsible for business process management group wide. Ms. Grey is fluent in Cornish, English and Gaelic.

Desislava Kavlakova  - Manager - Corporate Affairs

Desislava Kavlakova - Manager - Corporate Affairs

Desy Kavlakova has been a long standing and close member of the related Persis business family. For over a decade, at various times, Ms. Kavlakova has been in charge of corporate affairs, exhibitions, trade shows, human resources, and production facilities. Ms. Kavlakova oversees the group's corporate affairs. Ms. Kavlakova is fluent in Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian and Ukranian.

Sanaz Mahmoudzadeh - General Manager & Chief Human Resource Officer

Sanaz Mahmoudzadeh - General Manager & Chief Human Resource Officer

Sanaz Mahmoudzadeh received a B.A. from Art & Architecture University in 2009. Her work experience has focused on managerial work in the oil & gas and related industries. Ms. Mahmoudzadeh is the commercial manager and director of Persis. Ms. Mahmoudzadeh is fluent in English, German and Persian.

Narcissa Moore

Narcissa Moore

Ms. Moore is responsible for corporate affairs management in the UK. Ms. Moore is fluent in English and Gaelic.

Bahman Soltani - Chief Financial Officer & Investment Officer

Bahman Soltani - Chief Financial Officer & Investment Officer

Bahman Soltani has received an MBA from University of San Diego and a DBA from Université de Bordeaux IV. He has extensive experience in finance, capital markets, debt markets, private equity and state privitisations. As a principal of one of the Middle East's most venerable brokerages of which he served as the Vice Chairman and Director of both for over 15 years, Dr. Soltani has a wide range of experiences in the region's financial industries.

Rosamund Vane - Chief Trade Officer & Manager

Rosamund Vane - Chief Trade Officer & Manager

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