Imran is the principal of a boutique consulting firm helping clients formulate and implement business and technical strategies in clean tech, mobile entertainment & data services, enterprise software, and ICT in developing countries. A seasoned entrepreneur, having started companies, he is a founding charter member of OPEN, has been active in the MIT Enterprise Forum, and mentors and promotes leadership and entrepreneurship.
In 2009, he participated in NECEC’s Clean Energy Fellowship (www.cleanenergycouncil.org/fellowship), an innovative program to transition experienced entrepreneurs and executives into the clean energy sector.
Over the past six years he has assisted many organizations of different sizes in senior business and technical roles. In 2007, he helped raise a sizable angel round as president of a Web 2.0 startup. During 2007-08, he was acting CTO of two New England VC and angel funded startups focused on secure mobile messaging and women's social networking. In 2000, he co-founded and was VP of Engineering at MessageMachines, a mobile messaging startup, and took it through angel and venture financing to a successful acquisition by NMS Communications in 2002. Over the past four years he has also used his broad industry experience to help technology entrepreneurship in Egypt, Kosovo, Pakistan, Serbia and Dubai on USAID projects.
Employers include Lotus (now IBM), Digital Equipment (now HP), NMS (now LiveWire Mobile), Philips, ICL (now Fujitsu) and SoftLinx. He has a BS (EE), a post-graduate diploma in Digital Electronics from PII, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and a MS in CICE from University of Michigan.