Geschäftsführer Amir Roughani

Amir Roughani

Graduate Industrial Engineer (University of Applied Science)  

Born in 1975 in Iran, Amir Roughani came on his own as an 11-year-old to Berlin during the turmoil of the Iran-Iraq war. There he spent his youth in a boarding school. After passing out of high school, he trained as a chemical technician while retaking and passing his intermediate and final high school certificates. After completing his industrial engineering degree in 2002, he moved to Munich to gain his first industrial experience with the KirchGruppe. With the demise of the media group he received a redundancy payment which enabled the first step toward becoming a self-employed entrepreneur. Then at the age of 27, he founded the current VISPIRON in Freising near Munich. From home, he began to acquire his first projects in the technology services sector and develop business partners.

Since then, his business enterprise has grown to employ 360 people in the technology sector. He supplies mechatronics based products and services in the automotive, telecommunications, industrial and renewable energy sectors through four divisions: Engineering (development partner for electrical / electronic components), Metrology (world leader for torsional vibration analysis), Fleet Management (electronic logbook, license control, battery management, car sharing) and Energy (system integrator for solar, wind and pumped storage power plants). The latter provides green electricity for around 50,000 people. The annual group turnover of around 50 million euros is increasingly generated in the areas of "digitalisation" and "renewable energy".

In 2014 he received the  "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst & Young in the field of IT and Services. The magazine Capital lists Roughani among the top 40 young entrepreneurs in the business sector in Germany. His group has repeatedly been nominated to the list of "Best Employers in Germany". As a serial entrepreneur, he is committed to climate protection and supports a variety of social projects.

Career

  • 2002 – present
    VISPIRON GmbH, founder and CEO

  • 2000 – 2002
    BetaResearch GmbH, Senior Key Account Manager for international customers
  • 2000
    Ascena AG, Key Account Manager for BMW AG, MAN AG and KirchGroup

  • 1996 – 2000
    Industrial engineering studies, graduate engineer "Dipl. Ing. (FH)"

  • 1994 – 2000
    Schering AG, chemical technician in technical development

Eins zu Eins. The Talk

"Eins zu Eins. The Talk." Interview with Amir Roughani (German)