Who We are

Founded in 1997, Persia Educational Foundation benefits from a number of consultants, interns, volunteers, collaborators as well as a diverse and experienced Board of Trustees.

The daily work of Persia is managed by its Core Team composed of its founder, representatives of its Board of Trustees and Executive Director.

Our Team

Nazenin Ansari

Nazenin Ansari is the Managing Editor of Kayhan-London and Founder of Persia Educational Foundation. A Trustee of the Foreign Press Association in London, she serves as on the Board of Directors of Encyclopedia Iranica at Columbia University. Elected to the governing Committee of the Foreign Press Association in London, she served as President, Vice President […]

Kamran Hashemi

Kamran Hashemi has worked in investment banking in London for 30 years and currently is a senior credit risk manager at HSBC. Kamran has been a long standing supporter of educational and charitable organisations serving the community at large. Kamran is a member of the Board of Arseh Sevom and previously founding member and member […]

Tahirih Danesh

Tahirih Danesh is the Executive Director of Persia Educational Foundation. A researcher and educator, she has lived and worked in a host of countries, including conflict and post-conflict zones in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tahirih has founded and managed emerging and established entities focussed on research, publishing, education, rehabilitation and empowerment of minority communities. […]

Dori Dana-Haeri

Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair

Dori Dana-Haeri is a seed investor in start-up companies. She founded and is the Managing Director of DDH Consultants, a strategy and marketing consultancy for growth through innovation. She is a former Director and Founder of Acrostic, an investment banking firm specialising in alternative asset classes. She is also a former General Partner, in charge […]