17. December 2016

The Team

Dr. Behrooz Abdolvand is a managing director of DESB. Holding a PhD in political science, he was a coordinator and research director for international relations and energy policy of the Greater Middle East and at Freie Universität Berlin and directed the “Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies”- Program. Dr. Abdolvand is also an Associate Fellow of the German Association for Foreign Policy (DGAP) and has been a consultant in the energy sector since 2002. A List of his publications can be downloaded here. Download pupblications

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Heinrich Schulz is a managing director of DESB. He completed a PhD on Turkmen gas exports and geopolitical interests in the Caspian Region at Freie Universität Berlin and co-authored numerous articles on security and energy policy with Dr. Abdolvand.

Moreover, he is the managing director of the German-Turkmen Forum.

Seyed Mehdi Mozafari is a Senior Consultant of DESB. He completed a MS on Civil Engineering in the field of Soil & Foundation Mechanics at Amirkabir University of Technology and several years of experience in Project Managing in Oil & Gas and Marine structures projects. Moreover, he is the managing director of the Kar Nik Kasra company.

Somayeh Vehed is a Senior Consultant of DESB. He completed a MS on Civil Engineering in the field of Water Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology and several years of experience in Project Managing in Water Resource & Environment projects.