Dr. Amir Farman-Farma

Amir, the Founding Managing Partner of Connexion Capital LLP, has a strong educational background and extensive experience in the financial and philanthropic sectors.

He obtained a B.A. in History and Economics from Harvard University in 1986 and later earned his D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Politics from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University in 1991. Additionally, he attended the Institute des Etudes Politiques in Paris from 1984 to 1985.

Since 2005, Amir has been leading Connexion Capital LLP, a financial company specializing in alternative investments, as its Founding Managing Partner. The firm has offices in London, Geneva, and Istanbul and is currently expanding into the Asian market. Amir’s career began in 1993 as a Consultant to Enigma Investments, a Geneva-based affiliate of Headstart (formerly Folkes Asset Management), a prominent London-based alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2005, he served as the Director of Fortune Asset Management Ltd., a leading alternative investment management firm based in London. During this time, he also headed the NY representative office of Fortune and became a Director of the Emerging Manager Program. Amir’s current focus lies in resources and technology-centred private equity funds. He is actively involved in philanthropic endeavours through Future Farmers, an organization promoting Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). Their initiatives focus on addressing food insecurity, implementing sustainable farming practices, and promoting education and human rights. Amir’s efforts aim to enable communities to achieve social food security while adhering to ecological and ethical principles. He also served as a Board Member (former) of the Near East Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, and as a Member of The Synergos Institute.

He has been recognized for his leadership, having been elected as a ‘Global leader of Tomorrow’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1994. Throughout his career, Amir has contributed to various publications such as Liberation (French national newspaper), Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Nefte Compass, and Geopolitics of Energy. He has also held editorial roles at The Harvard Crimson and the Harvard International Review.


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