Mr. Kaviani was born in Siahkal, Iran but now calls Texas home. Despite his aspiration for law, literature, and political science and having acceptances to law programs in Iran, Mr. Kaviani left Iran in 1975 to study engineering in the United States of America. After receiving his degree in engineering, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his own company doing business in the oil and gas industry across multiple global markets, with an emphasis on the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Kaviani has been serving as the President and CEO of the corporation, Summit International, for the past 35 years.
Mr. Kaviani is married with two children and devotes his free time to his passions for human rights, animal rights, politics, world affairs, poetry, history and hiking.