Rouzbeh Pirouz is a Senior Partner at Pelican Partners, a private equity and real estate investment firm in London. Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mondus, a pioneering electronic procurement business in Europe, which culminated in a share sale to Telecom Italia. Pirouz has been at the forefront of trying to develop world class management education institutions and programmes in the Middle East. He is a Trustee of several UK charities and sits on the Middle East advisory boards of a number of leading think tanks. Pirouz was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He received his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees at Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively.