Hamid Akhavan-Malayeri was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. Hamid is an Iranian-American business executive, and the CEO of Unify GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) since February 2010.
Hamid Akhavan holds Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) and a Master’s degree in the same fields from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Hamid has overall responsibility for the performance of Unify GmbH & Co. KG. His extensive management experience includes product development, and international sales and marketing, as well as technology, IT and procurement. Prior to joining Unify, Akhavan served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Deutsche Telekom Group, where he was responsible for the company’s mobile operations in Europe, and he was also Chairman of the Executive Operating Board at Deutsche Telekom. He was also previously the CEO at T-Mobile International AG. On October 15th, 2013 Siemens Enterprise was re-branded Unify and unveiled by Akhavan publicly in person and on the web.