Bachelor of Science with honors, Royal School Mines, University London, 1977. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1982.
Assistant vice president, Phoenix Earth Resources Corporation, San Francisco, 1982-1983; vice president, Capital Properties Inc., New York City, 1984-1985; also board directors, Capital Properties Inc., New York City executive vice president, Asian Oceanic Real Estate Corporation, New York City, 1986-1987; special consultant, Wellsford Group, New York City, 1988-1994; director, Berkeley Capital Advisors, Ltd., New York City, since 1994; chairman, SunLeigh plc, London deputy chairman, Ronson plc, London chairman, Maclaren Group Ltd. United Kingdom, London. Board directors RENAFA Inc., Atlanta, Apax Partners & Company, Corporation Finance Ltd., London.
Lieutenant Imperial Iranian Army, 1977-1979. Member Institution Mining and Metallurgy, Engineering Council United Kingdom, Royal School Mines Association, National Alumni Association Columbia Business School (board directors 1984-1988).