Amir Roughani

Amir Roughani


Born 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 graduating high school, he was 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 540 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.

PANEL DISCUSSION Digital Innovation Worldwide – How does Culture influence the Economy?

Not only economic and political parameters influence how and where innovation evolves. Our cultural imprint also defines if we are either curious or suspicious about change, if we are quickly prepared to trade individuality for automation and to what extent we are willing to take risks. The future of globalization is the strategic use of […]