Iraj Ispahani is CEO of Ispahani Advisory Ltd and based in London.He is a Director and Board Member of MM Ispahani Ltd a 195 year old family business headquartered in Bangladesh. His area of responsibility is corporate development.
Previously Mr Ispahani was a Senior Client Partner and Global Head Client Strategy in Korn/Ferry International’s London office. He focused on the asset/wealth management and hedge fund sectors and also worked on senior-level assignments in corporate and investment banking. Mr. Ispahani joined Korn/Ferry from Cantos Communications, an online investor relations company, which he co-founded in 2001 and was deputy chief executive and COO. Prior to co-establishing Cantos, Mr. Ispahani worked at JP Morgan with assignments in New York, London and Geneva. During his 15 year tenure, he worked as a fixed-income sales professional, as a client relationship manager in asset management and as a corporate finance coverage banker in investment banking. In his last assignment at JP Morgan, Mr. Ispahani was chief operating officer of the global financial institutions group in M&A and was a member of its global management team. In that role within investment banking, he worked closely with the legal and compliance, finance, corporate communications and human resources teams. Mr. Ispahani holds a master’s of philosophy degree in international relations from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s (with honours) from London University in politics and history. He is Deputy Chairman of Shakespeare’s Globe where he Chairs the NomCo and the Remco and is a member of the Advisory Board of Seeing is Believing, a reversible blindness initiative led by Standard Chartered Bank.Mr. Ispahani is a non-executive director of Cantos Communications.
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