Mr. Terence Ward

Author

Mr. Terence Ward was raised in Saudi Arabia and Iran. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received his Masters from the International Management Institute (IMI) and the University of Geneva.

In Athens, Greece, he worked as a management consultant with Middle East Industrial Relations Counselors (MEIRC) for ten years advising pubic and private sector companies across the Gulf and the Islamic world. After receiving the International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance in Geneva, he also served on humanitarian missions with the Open Society Institute in Burma and the United Nations in East Timor during the referendum for independence. In New York City, he has worked with Hay Management Consultants and now serves as a cross-cultural consultant with Interchange Consultants conducting seminars to prepare senior managers for international assignments in Europe, the Islamic world, Africa, and Asia.

His book, Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran (Anchor Books, N.Y., 2003) is a chronicle of his family’s journey back to Iran after 30 years and has also been published in Italian, French, German, Indonesian, and Persian. Currently, the book is being adapted into film by Merchant Ivory Productions.

He has spoken at numerous universities in America, Canada, Chile, across Europe, and Indonesia. Ward was honored by the Iranian Muslim Association of North America (IMAN) with the “Award of Recognition for Enhancing Appreciation of Iranian Culture.” Recently, he contributed to the Trilateral Commission paper—Is There a “Plan B” for Iran? He also contributed to the position paper of the Global Business Policy Council of A.T. Kearny on The Economics of Islam which explored the evolution of Islamic societies in the global economy. His comments have appeared in the International Herald Tribune. In the US and Europe, he has also counseled organizations about the current situation in the Middle East, clarifying cultural and religious misperceptions, to promote peace.