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R.A. Farrokhnia
R.A. Farrokhnia

Faculty & founding executive director, Advanced Projects and Applied Research in Fintech Columbia Business School

Professor R.A. Farrokhnia is an award-winning Columbia University faculty member, with teaching appointments at both Schools of Business and Engineering; he is also a lecturer and Board Member of the Knight-Bagehot Program at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His academic endeavors center on innovation in financial services as well as the integration of industrial, operational and business analyses with practical development and deployment of agile, inventive and design-centric technical solutions.

Prof. Farrokhnia is currently the Founder and Executive Director of a multi-disciplinary program on Advanced Projects and Applied Research in Fintech. He is also the founder of an Applied Solutions, Data Analytics, and Design DevLab as well as a new ventures launch platform in New York, with a focus on fintech, data and enterprise software.

He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University. He has extensive global professional experience, including long-term residency abroad and fluency in several languages, and has collaborated in a variety of capacities with some of the most innovative and successful domestic and international companies.