Farah Majidzadeh



Farah Majidzadeh

Farah Majidzadeh came to the United States in 1960 after receiving her Nursing Degree from the School of Nursing & Homeopathic Medicine in London, England. In 1973, Ms. Majidzadeh started Resource International, Inc. (Rii) as a one-person company from the basement of her home, which has grown to a successful and diverse firm still operating under her management. Rii is a full-service civil engineering firm specializing in planning, design, construction management, asset management and information technology services. Ms. Majidzadeh was the first woman appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Road Federation (IRF) an international organization consisting of more than 1000 members and 85 countries; Executive Director and Vice Chairperson of IRF; Chairperson of the International Road Education Foundation (IREF). She led an international joint venture of Greek, American and Saudi firms, Highway Maintenance Associates, where she served in an unprecedented position of Chairperson from 1987-2002. The firm developed a state-of-the-art, integrated highway maintenance management system for the Government of Saudi Arabia. Farah has been committed to the education of minorities and women as reflected in her involvement as the IREF Chairperson of Development committee, having scholarships at The Ohio State University and Otterbein University for female and minority students. She serves on the Advisory Council of the IAWF. Appointments and Honors: 2016, 2014, Columbus Smart Business - Smart 50 Award Honoree 2015, Deloite Wise Woman 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Conway Center for Family Business 2014, Business First Mentoring Monday Mentor 2014, City of Columbus Top 10 Female Small Business Owner 2013, Board of Trustees for IAWF 2012, Smart Leaders Award Honoree 2012 Small Business Person of the Year Award 2011 Enterprising Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011, 1998, 1987, Columbus Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award 2010, Enterprising Women of the Year Award 2009-present, External CEOs Advisory Committee, The Ohio State University 1803-2003 Featured in a book titled Profiles of Ohio Women 2002, Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2000, Inducted into the State of Ohio Womens Hall of Fame 1998, Master Entrepreneur of the Year 1995, National Association of Women Business Owners, Visionary Award 1994-1998, MBA Advisory Board for Otterbein University 1985-present, Executive order of Ohio Commodores



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