Emir Aviation's Board of Directors is chaired by Dr. Pirouz Hamidian-Rad and includes prominent members of the aviation industry and investors. The Board provides the framework for, and oversees the operations of, the company. The Chairman of the Board also functions as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. A team of external auditors (Horwath Mak) reviews the financial operations as well as the administrative and contractual procedures of the company on a regular basis and reports to the Board.
Emir Aviation currently has several full-time professional staff, many technical staff (full -time and on contract basis), and an adequate number of support staff. Our Management Team has extensive international experience in all regions of the world. Our key Management Team members are:
Dr. Pirouz Hamidian-Rad - Chairman of the Board and CEO
Dr. Pirouz Hamidian-Rad offers over 35 years of international experience in business formation and management, consulting and advisory, team building and management, project development and execution, finance, audit, and economics. An American, Dr. Hamidian-Rad has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC., and 16 years of field experience with the World Bank Group, including 10 years in Africa , 5 years in East Asia and Pacific Islands and one year in Central Asia, as a Principal Economist, Country Team Leader and Economic Reform Program Negotiator. Since 1998, Dr. Hamidian-Rad has held several positions including as Chief Economic Advisor to several governments, and managed a team of over 45 consultants in his international consulting firm—IKUB Consulting Ltd, that has offices in the United States, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Over the past 9 years, Dr. Hamidian-Rad has developed and managed several companies, including Hotel Management Services (HMS) International, APICT (an ICT company and Microsoft's Certified Partner for software and systems design and integration), APTI (a Microsoft's Certified Learning Solutions Provider and an online testing center), IKUB Construction Compnay, APNAR Technologies JLT (an IT Software and Hardware Compnay based in Dubai), and most recently Emir Airlines LLC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Eng. Mahtab Bayesteh Towsan - Vice President, Operations
Eng. Bayesteh has over 20 years of international experience in operations and management, business development, and team management. She has a Master's Degree in German Literature and a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering from Tehran University. Eng. Bayesteh has extensive international work experience, including in the UAE, Singapore, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran. She has managed a complex project for the Asian Development Bank in Afghanistan, formed an IT company with several international partners, owns and manages a successful hospitality, travel, and cargo business, and is currently successfully managing several Hajj air-lifting operations.
Mr. Moslem Asadi, Senior Advisor, Technical Operations
Mr. Moslem Asadi is an expert in flight operations and maintenance, air-traffic control and dispatching with over 35 years of practical and teaching experience at strategic international airports across Iran. Mr. Asadi has held several senior positions at Mashad and Bandar-Abbas International Airports, including being in charge of the certification agency for TWR, APP, and AD Ratings, and the Project Manager for the Implementation of the Radar System at Mashad International Airport. He also has been the Authorized Dispatcher for several private and public airline and aviation companies, including Caspian Air, Taban Air, Qshm Air, Fars Air, Naft Air, and Ariana Afghan Airlines in Iran and currently holds the Dispatcher Certificate No. 303, and the Ratings for Tower and Approach in both Mashad and Bandar-Abbas International Airports. Mr. Asadi has also developed specialized training manuals and has, for more than a decade, been training the Aviation Engineers in Mashad and Bandar-Abbas on the execution of the ADM System and the Certification programs on Tower and Approach Ratings.