Noah Farhadi has more than 27 years of experience in the automotive manufacturing and consumer goods sectors and in global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategy consulting firms. As a strategy director at a US-based manufacturer of durable consumer goods, he focused on international ecosystems of distribution partners in over 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. He also advised Fortune Global 500 automotive original equipment manufacturers on cross-border M&A divestitures, carve-outs, and post-merger integration in 36 countries. Farhadi holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Henley Business School, University of Reading in the United Kingdom, and MBA degrees from Henley Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany. He is a frequent author of peer-reviewed publications and books. Farhadi is a professor of practice in finance and a Commercial International Bank (CIB) endowed chair at the American University in Cairo.