Janshekar, Hossein was born on December 30, 1947 in Teheran, Iran. Son of Mohammad Janshekar and Safieh Mohtaj. Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Arya-Mehr University of Technology, Teheran, 1972.
Research Center, Teheran, 1972-1973. Research associate, department biotechnology Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1974-1979, project manager, 1979-1982. Assistant vice president Petrogenetic AG, Zurich, 1982-1985.
President Petrotec Systems AG, Zurich, 1985-1986. Vice chairman Institute Biotechnology, Zurich, 1986-1988. Manager Socially Responsible Investment International, Zurich, since 1988.
Board directors Petrotec Holdings AG, Zurich, Jojoba Management AG, Bern, Switzerland. Director European branch Centurion Capital Corporation, Zurich, Switzerland.