Chairman of the Board of Directors, Abbas Bolurfrushan
Abbas Bolurfrushan is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bolurfrushan International Group, Arya Insurance Brokerage, Asian Poosheshgar and Ex-Chairman of Hafez Insurance Company. Mr. Bolurfrushan pioneered the private Insurance sector in Iran, by forming SafeCover, in 1971.
In addition, Mr. Bolurfrushan is a founding member, and Ex-President, of the Iranian Business Council of Dubai, Founding Board of Governors of the Capital Club, with leadership roles in numerous other local philanthropic organizations.
He is a graduate of the College of Insurance (MBA) in New York and the Academy of Insurance in Cologne, Germany.
Mr Bolurfrushan has been interviewed by numerous international publications, a few examples are: Council of Foreign Relations, Forbes, New York Times, Bloomberg, Global Affairs, The National, Khaleej Times and Gulf News.
Chief Executive Officer & Director, Arya H. Bolurfrushan
Arya H. Bolurfrushan is CEO of the Bolurfrushan International Group, Chief Financial Officer of RAK Petroleum, , Director of Arya Insurance Brokerage , Venture Partner at ExistVenture and Director of Elevision Media.
At RAK Petroleum, Mr. Bolurfrushan is the youngest CFO of a public company in the Middle East. He was instrumental in merging its' Oman & UAE oil producing blocks with DNO International, a Norwegian Exploration & Production company, and the transformation from an operating concern to an active energy private equity company.
Mr. Bolurfrushan was previously at Goldman Sachs’s internal think tank in New York - the Investment Strategy Group. He advised the firm’s partners, largest institutional and private clients and co-created the patent pending Goldman Sachs Private Equity Index.
Mr. Bolurfrushan was honoured as a Global Shaper on behalf of the World Economic Forum, serves on the board of the Young Presidents Organization's Greater MENA Chapter, was elected on the founding board of the Next Generation of Energy Leaders by the United Nations' World Energy Forum's and awarded the Global Power 30 under 30.
In addition to studies at Cambridge University, Sorbonne and the Cordon Bleu, Mr. Bolurfrushan received a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Technology from Carnegie Mellon and has attained an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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