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The British Iranian Business and Professional Society conducts regular events. At each event, in addition to exchange of information amongst the members and their guests, a prominent guest speaker is invited to address the gathering on a topical issue of common interest. Previous guest speakers have included leading personalities from the world of business, politics, academia and arts. The following is a list of selected past guest speakers and expert panellists, with their professional affiliations at the time. With well over 200 public events, each with either a notable guest speaker or a panel of experts, not all contributors could be listed here.

Mr Cyrus Ardalan – Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Mr Crispin Blunt – MP, Chairman, the Middle East Council

Dr Ann Buchannan – Dean of St Hilda College, University of Oxford

Dr Akbar Etemad – Former President, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran

Dr Elahi Ghomshei – Philosopher and author

Ms Stephanie Gruner – Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Sir Jeremy Hanley – Former Chairman of the Conservative Party

Sir David Hannay – UK Permanent Representative to the UN

Dr Kamal Kharazi – Foreign Minister of Iran

Dr Habib Ladjevardi – Head of Iranian Oral History Project, Harvard University

Lord Lamont of Lerwick – Former Chancellor of Exchequer

Mr Dariush Mehrjooei – Award winning Iranian Film director

Mr Bagher Mo’in – Head of the Persian and Pashtu Section, BBC World Service

Professor Hashem Pesaran – Faculty of Economics & Politics, Cambridge University

Mr Vittorio Radice – Chief Executive Officer, Selfridges.

Upcoming events

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 18:30 (UTC-00:00)

     Register here 

    NextGen Career Focus: Management Consulting.

    Speaker: Hessam Badamchi.

    Hessam is a Strategy and Transformation consultant focused on the Energy and Utilities sector and working with his clients on the impact of energy transition and what that means for their businesses and operating models. Hessam will be able to discuss and answer your questions on how to transition to consulting, what the life of a consultant is like, how to short list your choices and how to be prepared for a successful interview.



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