Randi Rahbar, Lecturer | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Randi Rahbar, Lecturer

Ph.D. Paris School of Business
M.B.A. American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
B.A. American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Randi Barznji joined AUIS as the very first 100 students at the campus in 2008. Since then she earned her MBA at AUIS and Doctorate in Paris School of Business. She is a Lecturer in the Business Department, teaching Entrepreneurship. Her Doctorate dissertation revolves around a predictable economic transition with the growth of building a digital ecosystem in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She is a female entrepreneur herself and hopes to play part in the entrepreneur development and possible venture capital investment initiatives. 

Randi is highly interested in growing the local start-up ecosystem. She has executive experience working with large corporations in their early stages. Prior to her Doctorate studies, she was Marketing Director to Asia-Hawala, the first mobile money financial provider in Iraq by Asiacell. She assisted the company early on with its team building, launch and the development of the business. 

As an AUIS Alumni, she is dedicated to give back to students in hopes to empower them to play a crucial role in leading a strong ecosystem.