Dr. Sobhani has a long career in academia and business. After earning his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, he taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct professor from 1989 – 2005. Through his company Caspian Group Holdings - a multi-disciplinary firm focused on energy projects in the broader Middle East - his team has both advised multi-national companies and taken equity positions in projects around the world. He is the author of three books and writes frequently on international business and energy issues. In addition to acting as the CEO of Caspian Group Holdings, Dr. Sobhani is the Chairman of GMS International, an investment firm specializing in breakthrough technologies, and the CEO of Sparo Corporation, a web portal that marries e-commerce and charity.