Chairman and CEO, E-Development International
Mr. A. Reza Jafari is the Chairman and CEO of e-Development International. Based in Washington, DC, e-Development International is an executive advisory and investment group which promotes, facilitates and participates in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives via social entrepreneurship in the global markets.
Mr. Jafari has spent 35 years in the global IT services, telecommunications, media and entertainment and education industries. He now manages a portfolio of business relationships and interests which include advising established and start up companies and organizations in Mobile Broadband, mobile services, mobile tower sharing and IT and IP services. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of ITU TELECOM; a board member of GSMA, Ltd.; the Chairman of the Board of the India, China and America Institute; a member of the Governor’s Council for International Business, Maryland, USA, and a member of the Dean's Council, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
Mr. Jafari served as the Chairman and Managing Director of NeuStar International; Chairman and CEO of The Omega Partners; Mr. Jafari held various senior executive positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS-HP), including Group President of EDS’s Global Communications, Media and Entertainment Industry Group; Managing Director of the Communications and Media Industry Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Jafari received his MBA in 1976, his Specialist Degree in Education and Innovation (Ed S) in 1980, and his PhD/ABD in Instructional Systems Technology in 1981 from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.