Firas is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Teleios Capital Partners, a leading activist hedge fund based in Switzerland with over $1 billion in assets.
He currently also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kongsberg Automotive, a publicly traded company and leading global automotive supplier with almost $1.5 billion in revenues.
From 2008 to 2011, Firas served as Director of Investments at Vision Capital, a New York-based special situations hedge fund with $1 billion in assets, after working in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in New York.
Formerly, Firas was a member of the founding team of Airvana, a worldwide leading vendor of telecommunications infrastructure equipment, acquired by a consortium of private equity funds for $535 million, after going public on the Nasdaq.
Prior to that, he held senior telecommunications engineering roles at Motorola.
Firas obtained an Engineering degree in Computer and Communications with Distinction from the American University of Beirut, an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from Northeastern University, and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.
Over the course of his career, Firas produced seven internationally patented inventions in the field of telecommunications, which are referenced by over 200 other United States patents.