Mr. A. Reza Jafari joined the TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) board of directors in August 2010. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of e-Development International, a D.C.-based executive advisory group that promotes, facilitates and participates in Information and Communication Technology initiatives for Social Entrepreneurships and Public Private Partnerships worldwide.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITU TELECOM (International Telecommunication Union, a UN Agency); a board member of GSMA Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of GSM Association; an advisory board member of Digital Health Initiative, the Chairman of the Board of the India, China and America Institute (ICAI) and a member of the Governor’s Council for International Business, Maryland.
Mr. Jafari has more than thirty-five years experience in the IT services, telecommunications, media and entertainment, and education industries. His expertise includes mobile health, mobile value-added services, satellite communications, cyber security, IT services and IP communications.
Previously, Mr. Jafari held various senior executive positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, NeuStar Corporation and was Founder, President and CEO of the Satellite Conference Network and the Bankers-TV Network. He holds an MBA and ABD (PhD) in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.