Chairman of the board of directors
Firass Abi-Nassif is a co-founder of Teleios Capital Partners, an investment firm based in Switzerland with over $1 billion in assets under management. Teleios invests in mid-cap companies across all sectors in Europe, with the objective of creating long-term value for all shareholders. Founded in 2013, Teleios manages assets on behalf of an institutional investor base of endowments, foundations and pension plans.
Prior to founding Teleios, Firas spent 6 years as a senior investment professional focusing on listed and private companies, following an 8 year-long career in various key engineering roles, while also serving as special advisor to the President and CEO of 3Com Corp, and as advisor on sector reform to the Lebanese Cabinet Minister of Telecommunications.
From 2008 to 2011, Firas served as Head of Technology and Telecommunications investments at Vision Capital, a New York-based special situations investment firm with $1 billion in assets under management. From 2007 to 2008, Firas worked in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in New York, focusing both on Corporate Finance and M&A. From 2000 to 2005, Firas was a founding team member of Airvana, a worldwide leading vendor of wireless infrastructure equipment, acquired by a consortium of private equity funds for $535 million, after going public on the Nasdaq. From 1997 to 2000, Firas was a senior engineer at Motorola where he led critical research and development projects.
Firas obtained an Engineering degree in Computer and Communications with Distinction from the American University of Beirut in 1996, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1998, and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School in 2007. Over the course of his career, Firas produced seven internationally patented inventions in the field of telecommunications, which are referenced by over 200 other United States patents.