Bijan Khezri

For 25 years, Bijan Khezri has been dedicated to innovation, business leadership, and corporate governance as CEO/Chairman, non-executive director, and investor across a range of sector-leading companies, public and private, in the UK, USA, Germany, and Switzerland.

He is the Founder and Chairman of KCRI (Khezri Capital Research International) AG in Zug, a family office, private equity investor and governance partner.

Bijan is Group-CEO, delegate board director, and part-owner of Zug-based Marquard Media Group AG, a leading diversified international media company.  Bijan is Chairman of the Board of EEM World, owner and operator of the Longines Masters 5-Star equestrian series in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, and Lausanne. He is an Operating Partner with GF Capital in New York, and a Senior Advisor to STJ Advisors in London. He is a member of the Group Board of Directors of Zühlke Engineering AG, a world leader in innovation consultancy.

Bijan built the Equity Capital Markets technology practice of Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in London. Thereafter, for more than six years he was a lead investor and served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Jetter AG, a leader in real-time industrial automation solutions, where he led the company's IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (subsequently Jetter AG was acquired by Bucher Industries AG, Switzerland). As board director and investor of VPNet Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based pioneer of advanced VPN-based technologies, he prepared the grounds for its takeover by Avaya Inc (NYSE-listed). As Chief Executive and then as Executive Chairman, he led the restructuring of FTSE-100 technology conglomerate Baltimore Technologies Plc (London/NASDAQ) and its subsequent asset sale to Hewlett Packard and PwC, respectively. As Chairman of Stan James Plc he led the restructuring process to reposition the family business as one of the UK's leading sports entertainment franchises, and subsequently acted as sole financial advisor to the family owners selling the business to Sweden's publicly listed UB Group. For more than six years, Bijan served on the Group board of directors as well as Chairman of the US Advisory Board of Sportradar AG, the world's leading provider of sports data and analytics.

Bijan studied law at Bonn University and graduated from the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales (University of Geneva). He is completing a Ph.D. in Strategy Process at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

He has extensively published in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and other leading publications for more than two decades (Selected Publications). He is the book author of 'Generation Dubai: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty'. He was the Founder & Chairman of the European Youth Conference in the European Parliament.

Bijan Khezri is an approved individual of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.