August 2020


Farad Azima

1943 -  2020


The Iran Heritage Foundation greatly regrets to announce the death on 29th August of Farad Azima. He was a valued Trustee of the IHF for many years, and for an extended period also shouldered the burden of acting as Chief Executive. In this role he introduced a number of innovations including establishing an Academic Advisory Committee. 

Farad was born in Tehran in 1943 and was a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds in the UK. He founded Mission Electronics in Cambridge in 1977, and went on to start up a number of other companies in the electronic, high-technology and industrial sectors, as well as overseeing leading edge biotechnology initiatives. He was the holder of a number of international patents and was widely regarded as being an inspirational and visionary entrepreneur. 

He was also a generous philanthropist, making donations to various charities and good causes through the Azima Foundation. Cultural heritage and music were particular interests.

Farad will be hugely missed by a wide circle of friends and colleagues. The IHF extends deepest condolences to his family, including his three children, Artemis, Cyrus and Teddy.

The Board of Trustees of IHF