Reza Irani-Kermani was born in the city of Tehran and he further studied from the famous French School, Lycée Razi till 1980. Reza then carried upon his further studies from Complexe Scolaire de Valbonne, Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne in France. Well, this was the same school where he grabbed his first International Baccalaureate. Reza then switched to Birmingham, United Kingdom in order to pursue his degree in Production Engineering and Commerce at the University of Birmingham. Once he got along with his education there, he secured a job at the famous Management Investment and Trade Ltd “MIT” in London as a Clerk. Reza also entered into the trading business in the year 1990 and within no time he grabbed the position of general manager out of all the hard work and focus in place. It was majorly due to his high end caliber which led MIT to enter into the elite list of some of the biggest global trading entities in foreign exchange, with a daily turnover of $11 Billion.

It’s somewhere around 1993 when MIT was deeply looking into the prospect of trading into the Chinese markets and following the same notion, MKS sold a big chunk of its shares to Po Sang Bank.  This was the time when Reza was employed as an in charge of MIT’s London office.

Reza then marked his entry into the bullion and foreign exchange trading department and stayed on the same role until 1997 due to certain contractual obligations placed by AMC in his work agreement. Reza Irani-Kermani then switched over to Abela Corporation whilst becoming part of their board of members’ team. 

After ending his association with AMC, Reza started his own firm named “Symphony’ with his friend Abbas Jafarian. Apart from dealing in some of the major trading portfolios, Symphony was indulge din the management of some of the biggest real estate asset management deals for a large MENA Fund. Some of their core functional areas included sourcing, organising, financing and property management of the primary assets.

Reza Irani-Kermani and Abbas Jafarian then came up with another firm named Black Pearl Capital “BPC” in the year 2007 which looked into some of the major Real Estate deals in Eastern and Western Europe regions , with a perspective of putting down some major  Private Equity transactions around the world.

Reza Irani also started a Black Pearl Global Opportunity Fund “BPGOF” where they brought in all the big investments from BPC Partners’ money.

Published by Rahul Kh