Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Ph.D.
Manuchehr Shahrokhi is a Craig Fellow Professor of Global Business–FINANCE at Craig School of Business–California State University-Fresno. Prior to joining Cal State, he taught at The Ohio State, Franklin, and Ohio Dominican in Ohio. Professor Shahrokhi has taught at Harvard University for seven years and many others as visiting professor, including, Austria University of Technology in Vienna, University for Business & Technology in Kosovo; Cal State East Bay-Russian Academy of Economic Sciences (joint EMBA program) in Moscow a number of times. He has also taught graduate courses for Craig Summer Program in Dijon, France and Brussels, Belgium.
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Shahrokhi served as CEO and CFO/Executive VP of Commercial of three largest manufacturing, industrial and trading companies in the Middle East and over seven years as senior analyst for the National Iranian Oil & Gas Company.
Dr. Shahrokhi is author/co-author of 80+ books and refereed journal articles and proceedings including the Journal of Managerial Finance, International Journal Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Managerial Finance, Global Finance Journal, American Business Review, and Journal of Product and Brand Management; Praeger Publishing, Harvard University Printing-Publishing Services, McGraw-Hill Publishing, and Premier Publishing Corporation.
Professor Shahrokhi founded the Global Finance Journal (1989) and, as Editor, turned it into a leading refereed publication worldwide. The GFJ's editorial board is the 'Who's Who' in Global Finance. Over 400 manuscripts have been published in Volumes 1-25.
He also founded the Global Finance Association-Conference in 1994 and serves as President/Executive Director. The past 21 Conferences, sponsored by more than 300+ institutions, have brought together thousands leading scholars including Nobel Laureates and practitioners representing 400+ institutions worldwide. Featured speakers at the conferences include Nobel Laureates, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and prominent scholars and corporate executives. The past ten Conferences have been held in Frankfurt, Germany, Dublin, Ireland, Rio, Brazil, Melbourne, Australia, Hangzhou, China, , Poznan, Poland, Bangkok, Thailand, Chicago, USA, Monterey, California, and Dubai, UAE.
Dr. Shahrokhi serves on the editorial board member of, The American Business Review, International Journal of Finance, International Journal of Business, Knowledge Management, and Journal of Risk Management.
Dr. Shahrokhi founded FMS Asset Management, LLC, a California Real Estate Development Company, and acquired, developed, built and renovated more than 25 residential and multi-family housing projects in Fresno County, Central California. FMS Asset Management has a full construction crew of architectural, civil engineers, and manages over 16 real estate projects, with a market value of $6 million. In 2013, with his long-time friend and colleague at California State University, Dr. Joseph Penbera, they formed a new EB-5 Project Company, Brightlights Development Company Holdings in California. Brightlights is a project company of California Energry Investment Center, a USCIS approved Regional Center authorized to bring foreign investors to the United States through EB-5 Program. The project is a proposed $70 million project designed to bring 80 foreign investors. The project has purchased a new 7,000 sq ft Class A buiding in Fresno that is the headquarters for Brightlights Development company and is in the process of acquiring over 64 acres of industrial land adjacent to Fresno-Yosemite International Airport to build Brightlights Broadcasting Network
Dr. Shahrokhi has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Tehran Business School, MBA in Finance & Investment from the George Washington University, and Ph.D. in Business Administration (International Business–FINANCE) from the Ohio State University. He plays football (soccer) and has coached junior soccer teams. He enjoys family, reading, writing, and world travel.