Key Team Members
Dr. Firouz Anaraki
Co-funder & Chairman
With 30 years of experience in ICT technology both in industry and academic, Firouz has developed experience and expertise in software development, managing IT teams, and training and teaching both in industry and academia. Firouz received his Cisco Certified Systems Instructor from Cisco headquarter in San Jose, USA. He has been teaching and training Cisco courses in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. He also received his Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology. Firouz worked as CTO of the College of Internet Distance Education of Assumption University and started developing the first eLearning program for the University in 2004. He improved the eLearning program and enhanced it with mobile learning over the years. He has also been teaching ICT courses for the College of Internet Distance Education. Firouz worked for the university until 2020 and then joined Vegarise as a partner and consultant.
Co-founder & Managing Director
Rafi Siddique is endowed with around 10+ years of profound experience in the IT industry. As a Co-founder and the Managing Director, he has been playing a pivotal role in formulating Vegarise’s vision and business strategy. His consulting experience across businesses and expertise in mobilizing multiple business lines has been a driving force for strengthening Vegarise’s various processes. Rafi is the inspiration and dynamic force behind Vegarise’s evolution into a well-established and renowned global IT Solutions, Services, and Products Company known for its strong work ethic and stable workforce. He has been working across the client segments to build new offerings leveraging emerging technology and establish alliances under Vegarise’s Consulting Practice. With his expertise in marketing strategy, marketing technology, and branding initiatives, he has helped numerous clients with their marketing operations, communications and product marketing initiatives in various regions i.e NA/EMEA/APAC/LATAM.
Co-founder & Regional Sales Director
As Co-founder and Regional Sales Director, Ali owns the development, strategy, vision and performance of our world-class sales organization. He brings to Vegarise more than 10 years of sales leadership experience in the high-tech and enterprise software industry, having helped large and small organizations alike realize continuous year-over-year growth. Ali is leading Vegarise’s business development efforts in current markets, as well as spearheading the company’s expansion into global markets. He acts as a coach and mentor for team members, helping to craft critical plans and processes for executing on our sales growth strategy. He is proficient in Turkish, English, Russian and Persian Languages.
Human Resources Management
Mehdi ensures Vegarise runs smoothly and consistently. He is responsible for the creation, implementation, invoicing and monitoring of all Vegarise agreements. He continually works to improve and resolve work flow as he streamlines the Service Boards to ensure quick, accurate and timely responses to our highly important SLA end users. Mehdi is also responsible for driving end to end sales cycles including lead generation, lead qualification, sales presentations, technology demonstrations, account-based marketing, running simulations & evaluations on client site, commercial proposal submissions, contract negotiations, revenue generation, & account receivables. Mehdi builds and provides valuable metric reporting . He maintains friendly and willing interpersonal communication with each client and vendor. He holds a very important position in the business functioning & supervise all the necessary tasks from planning, developing, implementing to monitoring everyday tasks, he does it all with no freckles. He devises strategies which hold the vision of growth for an enterprise, also identifies & implements process improvements. In addition, Mehdi also manages the Human Resource Department for Vegarise. All hiring, onboarding, reviews, file compliance, and government updates are processed through him.
Bahram Rahmat Dust
Regional Sales Director
Bahram with a stint of over 14 years has steered fast growth and has played a key role in evolving Vegarise’s business through broad strategic insights in technology and novel product offerings. He is responsible for thoroughly understanding complex end-to-end customer solution needs and make recommendations, estimations, and proposals. He has a proven track record of creating differentiated business-driven solutions to help our clients located around the Europe gain a competitive advantage. He also mannages European technical team. He is adept at building and launching successful practices through the impressive management of business lines and operations. Bahram has been steadily driving and managing our sales initiatives with his extensive experience in areas like Business Development, Key Alliances, Capacity Growth, and Relationship Building.
Technical Team Manager, India
Over the past 9 years, Sanyam has helped clients large and small and across a large variety of industries to design and optimize strategies and processes for their revenue growth objectives. As a Sales Director, Sanyam leads the Vegarise team responsible for providing the business and strategic to drive client objectives and success. He and his team are focused on the entire range of strategy for all of Vegarise’s services (like Social Media Marketing, SEO Management, Web and App development etc) and work closely with the Technology Services team to design comprehensive solutions for our clients.
Technical Team Manager, Thailand
Somnuk Saetang is responsible for identifying and implementing technologies and best-practices that provide exceptional experiences for Vegarise clients and their end-users. Over the last decade, he has led efforts to develop several content management systems, custom web applications with Symfony, Magento e-commerce solutions, Drupal sites, and custom projects. Simultaneously, he has steadily grown his expertise and responsibilities at Vegarise. This includes working closely with the development and hosting teams to implement new technologies and modern DevOps methodologies. These efforts have enabled the development of custom-tailor solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Somnuk’s knowledge has grown over a lifetime developing a deep understanding of technology programming. After tinkering with different languages and technologies, he focused on web application development and provide technical support to Sales team.