Roozbeh Aliabadi (Persian: روزبه علیآبادی) (born 1984 in Tehran - Iran) - is an advisor and commentator on geopolitical risk and geoeconomics, particularly the Middle East and Asia. He is a partner in the global advisory practice at GGA, a boutique international consultancy practice based in New York City since 2009. Mr. Aliabadi has served as a senior advisor in the Department of Strategic Initiatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, advising on Eurasian economic connectivity. He has been taking part in re-mapping the Middle East economy at the Strategic Initiatives Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the wake of the emergence of China and the future of connectivity. He contributes regularly to Eurasia Review, BBC, China Daily, The Hill, Tehran Times, Post-Gazette, Press TV Wall Street Journal, The Australian Business Review, USA Today, NEKKEI Asian Review, among others.
Roozbeh, was born in Tehran, Iran, of mixed Persian and Azeri roots and immigrated to Pittsburgh, United States at the age of fourteen with his family. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh with Masters in Political and International Affairs focusing on international political economy and Bachelors in Finance and Economics. Roozbeh is fluent in English and Persian.
According to a report by CNN "Roozbeh Aliabadi can efficiently navigate you virtually blindfolded through the entire bazaar, including the stall where he worked in the summers." While at University of Pittsburgh, Roozbeh helped establish American Middle East Institute and served on the Planning Committee for Madeleine K. Albright visit to the Institute, a non-profit organization, focused on building business, educational and cultural ties between the United States and the Middle East. He also served as a President of Iranian-American Student Association at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
In 2010, after spending 6 years at Alpern Rosenthal (BDO), Roozbeh co-founded Global Growth Advisors, a specialty strategic advisory firm based in New York City and currently spends most of his time traveling between North America, Asia, and the Middle East. In the past, he also served on the Board of World Affairs Council and served on the Advisory Board of Center for Iranian Music at the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.
He frequently advises Iranian political and economic establishments on matters of trade and economic policy. In 2013 he advised presidential campaigns in Iran. Mr. Aliabadi was also instrumental in extending invitations to Senator Maria Cantwell and Kelly Ayotte, chairwoman and ranking member of Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security of United States Senate to visit Iran in November 2014 AirShow for Civil Aviation Operations, Safety and Security matters, and "the invitation will have nothing to do with the political atmosphere surrounding Tehran and Washington, as the two senators are solely expected to understand the environment in the Iranian aviation sector." In 2015 he was appointed as senior advisor to Director of Strategic Initiatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute of Political and International Studies in Tehran - Iran.Are you OBOR-ready?
Iran and Trump World Order
West Asia's New Alliance
Iran and Russia: The emergence of a new connectivity alliance
Iran and the next U.S. president
Sino-Iranian strategic partnership: Shaping the future of Middle East
Nuclear Negotiations; A Prelude to Middle East Peace
Misinterpretation of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on nuclear negotiations
Iran’s Water Supply Challenge
Middle East’s Future Health Crisis
Russia reminds West of its Middle East leverage
Iran’s Chabahar: An amalgamation of opportunities
The First Foreign Investors in Iran’s Equity Market
The Real Target of GOP Letter is not Iran, It’s Obama
Iran's Indispensable Role in Middle East
Mr. Netanyahu’s Blank Shot Strategy
Saudi Succession and the Question of Oil
US Mid-term Election & Obama’s Legacy
Politics and Economics of the Oil Marke t
Iran's Nuclear Deal & the Future of the Middle East
Fast, Fledgling and Future-defining… Chinese moviegoers and their impact on the country’s movie industry
Selective Openings: How Sanctions Relief Will Impact Iran’s Civil Aviation Industry
It’s All About FOOTBALL!
Iran’s Choice for UN Ambassador
Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon from Hassan Rouhani
From Mozart to Rouhani
Vladimir Putin & Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Putin’s Version of “House of Cards”
A Note on Ukraine / Putin…
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Assessing Risk in Saudi Arabia - New Realities in Wake of the Arab Spring
How The Great Depression Inspired Iran into the Cloud
Global Economy - Preparing for Cloudy Weather
Saudi-Iranian Relations - & Rowhani's Presidency
Rowhani & Challenges Ahead
Iran - The New Art Market Frontier
Joseph Kabila - in Perspective
DRC - Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Matters...
Tanzania - Gateway to East and Southeast Africa
Cloud Computing - The Advent of Mass Entrepreneurship
The Zimbabwean Economy - The Prospects for Stock Market Automation
Solving the Iranian puzzle through trade
Democracy via Technology
Our moment in Iran: Exporting democracy through technology
Afghanistan's Future - Focusing on internal stability and preserving national unity
Iran in 2015 - Great Expectations and Great Responsibilities
Mr. Aliabadi's recent public speaking includes:Eastern Multinationals: Discussion with Chinese Executives on Globalization and Interconnected World
Are you One Belt - One Road Ready?: Future of Education in the New World Order
A Central Asian Silk Road: How Integration Can Enhance Security and Stability
US - Iran Relations, Opportunities and Challenges
The Emerging World in Trump Era
Roozbeh is committed to Iranian conservative political thought and believes in building pragmatic ties between communities in business, educational and cultural spheres, whether in United States or Iran.