President & CEO
Dr. Sajad Shirazi Maqam began his career in New York City at Emertat Group in its Management Consulting Group, where he worked for 3 years after obtaining a PhD degree in Marketing from London Business School, in the England in 2006.
After moving back New York in 2008, Sajad moved around Shirazi Holding building knowledge and experience along the way until finally being appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer, Emertat Group. In this capacity he is also the Chairman of the boards of its subsidiary companies. Additionally, he holds different positions on the boards of Shirazi Holding joint ventures including Chairman of the board for 7 Elmas company and Renium Holding, and the Executive Vice Chairman of Emertat Investment Found.
Sajad is an active figure in various fields of investment, through his career he founded Emertat Ventures to support the Group’s diversified investment activities in Private Equity and in Venture Capital focused regionally and around the world. He also established Zartat and Sungate Real Estate Development which manage his family’s personal wealth and real estate portfolio respectively.
Outside of Shirazi Holding, Sajad is active on many committees and councils. He represents the private sector as a member of the board of the Iran & Russia Trading Services Co. and Technology Zones (ecommercity), and member of Investment Advisory Council at New York.
Sajad is passionate about giving back to his community and actively supports many leading non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Board of Shirazi Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by his family and dedicated to delivering the highest quality services to people as well as making a positive contribution to the sector across the Middle East. He is also a founder of Setare Hadaf, a social entrepreneurship enterprise dedicated to improving the productivity of Iranian youth through training and developing Youth Workers.
Sajad cares deeply for his family. He is also an avid sports fan and loves horses and recreational water sports.