Homaira Akbari



Homaira Akbari

Dr. Homaira Akbari joined SkyBitz, Inc. as President and CEO in October 2007. Since taking the helm of SkyBitz, the company has had record performance despite the challenging economic environment: for the first time, the company had positive net income and cash flow and had double-digit growth across all its financial parameters. She expanded SkyBitz into new international geographies and new customer verticals including Oil & Gas and Government. Dr. Akbari has more than 18 years of strategic, sales and marketing, product development and operational experience across many critical high-technology industries. She has held senior management positions at Liberty Media Corporation, Microsoft, Thales, Cambridge Strategic Management Group. She draws on her international experience including nine years in Paris, London, Beijing and Cape-Town. Dr. Akbari holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of more than 50 scientific articles in international journals and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. She has served as a judge at MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and several non-profit organizations and is currently on the Advisory Council of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy. Washington Business Journal named Dr. Akbari among its �Women Who Mean Business in 2008. Dr. Akbari is recipient of 2011 SmartCEO award and was featured in Top 10 Business Women by NovaExec 2011.



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