BA in International Relations, Tufts University; MSc in Urban and Regional Planning, Rutgers University; MBA, London Business School. Formerly, Chief Executive Officer, Atieh Bahar Consulting, Tehran. Currently, General Manager, Access Consulting Group, Dubai, focused on the Middle East energy sector. Founder, Middle East Gas Forum, a private annual meeting of senior representatives of IOCs active in MENA gas. Contributor to international publications and conferences. Commentator on domestic and international media.