Fay Arjomandi

Vodafone Americas Foundation

Fay Arjomandi joined Vodafone as the head of US Group R&D in January 2011. Bringing an extensive wealth of expertise as an entrepreneur, Arjomandi successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011.  Here, she spearheads partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to develop, test and prepare for commercial deployment in global markets.  Additionally, her role expands on leading Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group.  Her broad range of role also includes being the president of Vodafone Americas Foundation, an outreach program whose mission is to mobilize communities to resolve shared problems and to enable mobile technology to advance social change.

Prior to Vodafone, Arjomandi was the co-founder and CEO of three technology start-ups that built location-based services, quality of service, and multimedia content distribution platforms used by mobile operators globally.  A pragmatic technology innovator, she has authored 12 patents.  In 2006, she received the distinguished Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40,” in addition she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House.

Arjomandi holds a bachelor’s of applied science degree in electrical engineering from Concordia University.