Mehrdad is Managing Director of Alchemy Growth Partners, a boutique advisory and venture firm in Sydney. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller As One as well as international bestsellers The Alchemy of Growth and The Granularity of Growth. Mehrdad is chairman of Emue Technologies, an Australian venture which is the world leader in identity protection technology. Mehrdad is chairman of the Australian American Education Leadership Foundation, which coordinates the Australian American Leadership Dialogue each year.
Prior to Alchemy Growth Partners, Mehrdad was an Executive Director at the CSIRO and a partner and co-leader of the worldwide growth practice at McKinsey & Company. He is co-founder of High Resolves, a community service project around global citizenship, which has engaged over 10,000 high school students in Sydney and Melbourne. Mehrdad received a B.S.E. with highest honours from Princeton University, an M.P.P. as a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. with high honours at Harvard Law School.