Irfan holds an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.
Till date he has founded two startups in his career, the first in Wireless Communications and the second in Collaborative Economy. He has also held Management roles in the corporate environments for fifteen years especially in funding advanced research.
He specializes in the art of the Start and has expertise in launching and accelerating embryonic projects. He is an ardent believer in the Technology of Management and is passionate about Business Model Design and Innovation. At the Alliance his role is evangelization and development of the OAI.
He is Director of Operations at the OSA.