Erik is a co-founder of EDCare and since 2005 has served as its Chairman.
Since 2000, he has served as Managing Director and Investment Officer of a private family office where he has been responsible for the origination of over $1B in investments in hedge funds, private equity funds and direct investments, and has also been involved in start-ups, workouts, restructurings, liquidations, buy-outs and IPO’s. His investments have been in the areas of energy and power, utilities, real estate, media, internet, manufacturing, biotech, and consumer goods. Previously, Mr. Akhund was engaged in principal or senior management positions with early-stage private companies, investment banks and venture capital firms. His board memberships have included ContourGlobal Holdings, Melinta Corporation, Kemado Records, Central European Petroleum, Cardell Financial Corp and others.
Mr. Akhund was a co-acquirer and co-founder of The Meadows and Rosewood Ranch and a member of their boards.
Mr. Akhund started his career with Bankers Trust Corporation in 1983. Mr. Akhund received a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and an M.I.A. in International Banking and Finance from Columbia University, read international law at Oxford University before receiving an MBA-Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.