Fariborz Ghadar is the William A. Schreyer Chair of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director, Center for Global Business Studies at The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration. He specializes in global corporate strategy and implementation, international finance and banking, and global economic assessment. In particular, Dr. Ghadar is a leading authority on the impact of e-Business on global firms. Dr. Ghadar has also served as a consultant to a score of major corporations, governments, and government agencies and regularly conducts programs for executives of major multinational corporations here and abroad. His clients have included Aramco, AT&T, BASF, CalPERS, Compaq, Eastman Chemical, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, UBS, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the World Bank among many others.
Before joining The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Ghadar was Professor and Chairman of the International Business Department at The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. During the Shah’s regime he held a vice-ministerial post in the Ministry of Commerce of Iran, having served as Deputy Vice Minister of Finance and Economy in charge of international investments and economic affairs. He has also served as an investment banker at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), as well as research coordinator of the Harvard Multinational Enterprise Project.
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