Sahar Kazranian is the CEO of ME Global Advisors. She is responsible for cultivating an A-list team, as well as the seamless delivery of ME Global Advisors’ flagship events & intelligence business platform. She also manages strategic partnerships for ME Global Advisors in new growth markets, with a focus on the Middle East North Africa Southeast Asia (MENASA) region. Her primary areas of interest are financial technology start-ups, social entrepreneurialism and promoting female leadership.
Prior to ME Global Advisors, she was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has over the years advised clients within the financial services sector in various markets – including the Middle East, Southeast Asia, UK, Canada and France. Her clients included key regulators, central banks and premier global banks. In 2010, Sahar was part the team that delivered the world-renowned TEDx Conference in London, and has extensive experience working in global governance, including in G8 policy analysis at G8 Summits in Italy and Japan.
Professionally, Sahar has always been driven by the need to deliver impact. Prior to starting her career in management consulting, she worked for City Year – an education social enterprise that partners with public schools in 26 urban, high-poverty communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg.
Sahar holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto, and an M.Sc. in International Political Economy (IPE) from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) with a specialization in Sovereign Wealth Management in Asia. A native Farsi speaker, Sahar is proficient in French and Italian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.
Sahar is dual graduate degree candidate at both the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Divinity School.