Kian is a group of Iran-based regulated financial institutions offering investment banking, asset management and securities services. With a commitment to excellence, we combine international best practice and local expertise to find and nurture value for clients.
Kian is the story of people who aspire to make a meaningful impact in the world. We welcome, train and empower employees and partners who are passionate to help our clients break through. We are driven to help business people, entrepreneurs and managers, who are committed to creating inspiring success stories while respecting and promoting fine human values. And finally, we are thrilled to innovate and to help innovators who change the lives of ordinary people for the better.Our goal in business is to create lasting positive impact for the clients we advise, businesses we invest in, and the community in which we operate. We maintain on our path to excellence by adhering to a set of guiding principles and surrounding ourselves with a driven team who share the same goals and values.
We deliver top quality financial services in Iran’s emerging economy by firmly observing a set of guiding principles.
“ The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. “
Our team of partners is comprised of extraordinary professionals with broad knowledge, extensive expertise and years of invaluable experience in the industry.
They uphold our core values and embrace their responsibility as strong leaders to provide international best services to our clients while mentoring our employees.
Founder and CEO
Majid Zamani is a seasoned investment banker with over 15 years of international experience in Iran, Europe and the United States.
He founded and grew Kardan to its current position and now has founded Kian. He is a former World Bank consultant and has worked for AIG in New York and Petroleum Finance Corporation in Washington DC. He earned his MBA from University of Illinois – Chicago, an MPA from Columbia University – New York and a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran.
Hafez Kamal Hedayat
MSc. Systems Industrial Engineering Sharif Uni. Of Technology, CEO and MOB of ARA Capital Management, Chairman of Fars Khouzestan Cement, Former Chairman of Tamin Cement, Former CEO of CIDCO
Member of the Board
Former CEO of the Social Security Organization
Member of the Board
MBA California State Uni. Hayward, Juris Doc. Whittier College School of Law, Former CEO of Isocout, Attorney at law, 10 years of legal advisory in USA, General Counsel of Dina Food Industries.
Managing Partner, Deputy CEO
Mona Hajialiasghar has worked for 14 years in Iran’s financial industry.
She has led or played an integral part in establishing and fundraising for 20 funds and has served as asset management director at Novin Investment Bank and COO at Kardan Investment Bank. Mona has a BSc. in Public Administration and a DBA from Tehran University and an MSc. in Finance Management from Al-Zahra University.
Managing Partner, Head of Investment Banking
Payam Afzali is an investment banker and corporate finance advisor with 10 years of experience in 3 regions.
He graduated with an MSc. in management from Cass Business School, City University of London and a BSc. in business and management from Brunel University, London. He has worked in the financial sector in South Korea, London and Tehran in the fields of commercial and investment banking.
Managing Partner, Asset Management
Ali Nourian has a twelve-year wealth of experience in asset management.
He is a CFA charter holder and the former head of asset management in Kardan investment Bank. The first index fund in Iran was founded by him. In active strategy, the fund under his management outperformed the TEDPIX by 13% and he maintained a less than 1% tracking error for passive investment.
Managing Partner, Trade
MSc. Finance Tehran, 6-year experience in portfolio management and trade, former portfolio manager Kardan Investment Bank
Managing Partner, Block Trade
Farhang Gharagozlou has 13 years’ experience in Iran’s financial capital market as a trader, block trader, equity analyst and investment manager with most of his experience related to the field of equity securities.
He passed the CFA level II and FRM level I exams. He holds a BA in Business Administration and an MSc. in Finance from Shahid Beheshti University.
He has founded and managed 6 different equity funds, hybrid fund and ETF in Iran’s capital market.