Born in Iran, Rouzbeh was raised in Canada. He gained degrees from Stanford and Harvard and was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He previously co-founded pioneering B2B ecommerce company Mondus.com in the late 90s, which was sold to Telcom Italia in 2002.
Truly a global citizen, Rouzbeh has founded and managed financial and tech businesses in a number of different countries. After working in Spain, Canada and the US, he was selected as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader in 2007.
Rouzbeh co-founded Pelican Partners with Tim de Borde in 2002 to deliver outstanding ROI from holdings in property, capital markets and private equity. The core principals of the business have always been to take an ethical approach, both in the investment process and operations. In 2006 he founded a pioneering market investment fund that has attracted leading global institutional and individual investors.
As well as regularly writing for local and international publications on finance, economic issues and business, Rouzbeh is writing an autobiography. The book will cover his life experiences across a diverse range of cultures around the world.
Rouzbeh lives with a physical disability and has a particular philanthropic interest in empowering disabled people, particularly those living in developing countries.
A patron of the arts, he also supports arts and cultural programs in Europe and the Middle East. He is also a Trustee of several UK charities. Plans are in place to launch a UK-based media company.