Company: Amanpour Consult
Biography: Aman Amanpour has been an independent petrochemicals and energy consultant since April 2010, when he founded Amanpour Consult in the UAE.
The firm provides advisory services for investment selection, feasibility studies, strategic planning and relationship management among other services. Amanpour began his career in 1977 in Iran as an engineer, then became a plant manager.
He joined UK/Dutch Shell Group in 1988 as manager of product development. He stayed with the company, rising through the ranks to general manager of new business in the Middle East and South Asia in 2007. Amanpour graduated with a masters degree in chemical engineering in 1980 from Pahlavi University, now known as Shiraz University, in Iran. He also has a masters in computer-aided engineering from the Siemens Schule fur Kommunikationstechnik in Germany, which he completed in 1988.