Dr. Helen Nejad
She was a Co-Founder and Trustee of Iran’s Children Charity in 2009. She studied Agriculture at Writtle College University in
Chelmsford, before going to Reading for her Masters in International Marketing. She qualified in International Marketing and
Management PhD. from Cranfield University 1995.
Dr. Nejad has 25 years’ experience in supporting young students and overall 18 years’ experience as a Governor at Field’s Early
Year’s Centre and Ridgefield Primary Schools, being underprivileged areas of the city. 3 years key worker for young people at the
Railway House project , a shelter project for homeless teenage and young people at risk. Dr. Nejad is great believer in excellence in
education and raising quality standards and expertise.
Mr. Hasan Fani
He is a Co-Founder and Trustee of Iran’s Children Charity since 2009. Mr. Fani is a Qualified Civil Engineer and has worked in
property development project management. Mr. Fani and Dr. Nejad have been married since 1981 and have three children, two
University age and one aged thirteen.
He is passionate in his support for the children in need within Iran and has dedicated last five years of his income as a legacy for
charitable work. His first focus was to fund payments of treatment for children with terminal illnesses and those living in poverty at
Ali Asghar and Mofid Hospitals. He is a great advocate and supporter of focusing on Health, Education and creating opportunities
for young people.
Dr Ehsan Abdi
He is a co-founder and trustee of Iran’s Children Charity. His main contribution to the Charity has been in marketing and fundraising
activities and he currently leads the Social Media team at the Charity. He is passionate about social education for disadvantaged
children to safeguard them against abuse, social disability and poverty.
Dr. Abdi is a graduate of Cambridge University, UK and Sharif University of Technology, Iran with PhD and BSc degrees in Electrical
Engineering, respectively. He is a Director of a university spinout, Wind Technologies where his main professional interests include
renewable energy, cleantech and sustainable development. He is also a Fellow of Churchill College, one of 31 colleges of Cambridge
University, where he is committed to teaching excellence for Engineering undergraduates as well as supervising a research team
developing clean technologies.
Mrs Shahnaz Ebrahimi
She is the treasurer and a trustee of the Iran Children Charity. She has been very active in fundraising activities for charities and has
devoted most of her free time to the Iran Children Charity since its inception in 2009.
Mrs Ebrahimi has been working in the finance sections of the local government since 1998 and currently works in the finance
division of the Cambridge City Council. Mrs Ebrahimi loves working with children and has several professional qualifications in
child care. In addition to raising two daughters, Mrs Ebrahimi has extensive experience in working with children since early 1990s.