Xanyar Kamangar serves as the Co-head of Private Equity, Managing Partner for Private Equity, and Member of the Board of Griffon Capital. Mr. Kamangar oversees the firm’s investments and works alongside portfolio companies to drive growth and value creation. Prior to the firm, he was a Director in the EMEA Investment Banking team of Deutsche Bank in London for eight years advising the largest Private Equity houses and corporations on investments and exits across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he had a leadership and operations career in Iran as an Executive Board Member of one of the private sector companies with 700 employees and the Chief Executive Officer at a manufacturer with 100 employees where he led the company’s successful restructuring out of crisis. He began his career at 19 when he founded and grew one of Iran’s telecom/technology companies and was recognised as ‘the entrepreneur of the year’ in 2003. He has an MBA from London Business School and a BSc from Iran University of Science and Technology.