Pari Esfandiari


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Pari Esfandiari is the co-founder and president of the Global TechnoPolitics Forum and is a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) representing the EURALO (European Regional At-Large Organization). She serves at the APCO’s International Advisory Council, was a member of the Action Council, and was a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is the founder and CEO of Pario Consultants, an international technology investment and incubating company.


Ms. Esfandiari is a serial entrepreneur, internet pioneer, and sustainable development executive. Her international background includes leadership, advisory, and investment positions with organizations and corporations in China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She has worked across diverse industries, from fintech, e-commerce, and communications to sustainability and smart cities. Her social enterprise offered cross-border/discipline collaborative tools to champion MENA women’s role in sustainable development was showcased by UNESCO, and supported by the Google Foundation. 

Ms. Esfandiari holds a doctorate in sustainability business from Oxford Brookes University.