Homaira Akbari

President and Chief Executive Officer at AKnowledge Partners, LLC

Location:
7201 Regency Court, Plano, Texas, United States
Company:
AKnowledge Partners, LLC
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Last Updated 8/18/2017

General Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer  - SkyBitz Inc

Education

MBA  - Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

Ph.D.  - particle physics , Tufts University with honors

master  - business administration with distinction , Carnegie Mellon University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Landstar System , Inc.

Board Member  - Banco Santander , S.A.

Board Member  - Gemalto NV

Chair of Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council  - Johns Hopkins University

Board Member  - Veolia Environnement company

Member of Committees  - Audit

Non-executive Member, Independent, Member of Committees  - French and American

Member of Committees  - Mobile & Apps

Board Member  - Covisint Corporation

Board Member  - Santander Consumer Finance Benelux B.V

Advisory Board Member  - Link Labs Inc

Member of Committees  - M&A

Board Member  - Can.Board Listed/Public CompaniesCovisint Corporation

Web References  

Gemalto Board of Directors

Homaira Akbari, Non-executive member, independent.
Homaira Akbari Homaira Akbari (1961) French and American Non-executive member, independent Member of the Audit and M&A Committees Experience: Homaira Akbari has extensive experience and deep domain knowledge in Internet of Things, software and security spaces. She is currently President and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, LLC, an international advisory firm providing services to leading private equity funds and large corporations. From 2007 to 2012, she was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of SkyBitz, Inc. She has held executive and senior managerial roles in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Thales, SA (Euronext: HO), and TruePosition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA). She holds a Ph.D. in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.

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