Knowledge E | Meet the Management Team

Meet the Management Team

Kamran Kardan

CEO and Founder
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With more than 12 years experience of working in the industry on both the publisher and agency front, Kamran founded Knowledge E with the aim of providing a unique, professional and high quality service to the information professionals in the region.

Working closely with some of the top consortia, libraries, ministries, hospitals and corporations within research and education in the region, he has experienced the birth and growth of many digital libraries, and driven by his interest in learning societies, he has initiated and participated in the completion of various special development projects.

Kamran holds a BSc in Engineering, also an MSc in Marketing with a thesis on Open Access publishing business models, and is currently an MBA candidate with the University of Manchester. He lives in Dubai with his wife and two sons.

Faryar Fatemi

Chief Business Development Officer
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Faryar Fatemi rejoined Knowledge E in April 2015 as Chief Business Development Officer. He co-founded Knowledge E with the aim of providing high quality Publishing and Research services to the research communities across the region. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has more than 5 years experience working in the industry on both the provider and the agency front. He has previously worked within Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Division as a strategic sales specialist for Governments and Academia across the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey managing key research projects with top consortia.

Philip Purnell

Director - Research & Publishing Services
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Graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, London and then went on to hold a research post at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. He then spent several years working with pharmaceutical companies and subsequently moved into the scientific, technical and medical publishing. Philip has advised universities, government research institutions and funding bodies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia on strategies to evaluate their research output and performance. He has also studied the underlying publication and citation data used in scientometrics which he has communicated through workshops, lectures and publications.

Martin Jagerhorn

Chief Innovation Officer
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Martin Jagerhorn joined Knowledge E in April 2016 and leads the development of our software solutions. Martin brings with him many years of management experience in developing software products and has co-founded a number of IT-companies in the past, most notably Avedas AG that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2013. Before joining Knowledge E, he headed the business unit for Research Information Management Systems at Thomson Reuters.

Martin holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, with a specialisation in Computer Science and Information Systems from Linkoping University in Sweden and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.