Farzaneh Sharafbafi

Farzaneh Sharafbafi holds the record as Iran’s first female aerospace engineer. In 2017, she made another history when she was called to serve as the first Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officerof Iran Air, the flag carrierof Iran.

Sharafbafi first worked at Iran Air in 2006 under the Planning and Training Department where she stayed for many years. In 2009, she worked as Aerospace & Air Transportation Official Expert at the Kanoon Karshenasan Rasmi Dadgostary while simultaneously taking charge of training and research at the airline.

She became the Head of Human Resources Development and Training Center of Iran Air in 2013. Subsequently, she became a member of the Iran Air Board of Directors, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Sharafbafi also taught at Amirkabir University of Technology and the Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University.

Iran’s first airline CEO has a Ph.D. in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology where she also took her Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.