Arseh Sevom’s board works with the director, staff, and volunteers to help control the operations of the organization and set its strategy.

KAMRAN HASHEMI

Director of Risk Management at State Street Bank, with a long history of involvement in charitable organizations related to Iran and the Iranian community.

Kamran was founding member and member of the Management Board of Iranian Community Centre (ICC) established in 1983 to provide legal advisory service to the growing population of asylum seekers in London, worked with charities devoted to education and technology in Iranian schools, and is a founding member of United4Iran-London.

STEVEN LOYST

Steven Loyst is a specialist in leading humanitarian responses and organizational transition in conflict, post-conflict, disaster-related and development contexts.

Working with governments, the United Nations, the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and non-governmental organisations, Steven has directed country-level and regional offices, emergency operations and recovery efforts and provided consultancy services in Kosovo, North Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia, Niger and the Sahel Region, Iran, Russia and Serbia. He also lived in Iran for three years and his profound interest and commitment to the country continues to the present day.

Bert TakenBERT TAKEN

Lecturer on Philosophy at Rietveld Academy.

Bert Taken is carrying out PhD research into the philosophical basis of art and design education. He is examining the foundation of art education and contributing to a national and international discussion on its future.

Bert Taken has visited Iran three times, twice for study with students and professors of the Rietveld. The travel resulted in a book of images and essays done by the group entitled Heartbeat Iran.