Dr. Akbari brings deep expertise in high-growth technology companies, helping WorkFusion compete and scale in the rapidly-expanding AI and Intelligent Process Integration markets
NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 — WorkFusion, the leading provider of intelligent automation software, today announced that Dr. Homaira Akbari, president and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, has joined its board of directors as chairman to help the company drive further growth as it expands into new sectors and empowers business leaders with automation and intelligence.
“Dr. Homaira Akbari has distinguished herself as a strategic leader and entrepreneur, and we’re eager to welcome her deep technical expertise and governance experience to WorkFusion’s board of directors,” said Alex Lyashok, CEO at WorkFusion. “With her depth of knowledge in enterprise software as well as a wide range of industries, Dr. Akbari will be instrumental as WorkFusion pursues its next stage of growth and positions itself as the global leader in intelligent automation.”
Dr. Akbari is currently the president and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, providing strategic advisory services to leading private equity funds and large corporations in IoT, mobility, supply chain visibility and cyber security sectors. Dr. Akbari has a successful track record of managing medium to large technology companies, including serving as CEO of SkyBitz, where she provided an exit with strong returns for all of the company’s stake holders, and prior to SkyBitz, working with operations and sales organizations of more than 12 thousand employees within divisions of public companies with revenues in excess of $5 billion. Additionally, Dr. Akbari has extensive private and public company board governance and oversight experience. She currently serves on a number of private and public company board of directors including Banco Santander, S.A. and Landstar System, Inc.
Dr. Akbari holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is currently a member of The Tepper School of Business Board of Advisors. In addition, Dr. Akbari was the inaugural chair of the Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council from 2013-2018. She is the author of more than 50 scientific and management articles in international journals, holds two patents in IoT/M2M and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
“WorkFusion is transforming the way organizations use automation by removing complexity and making AI as user-friendly as possible,” said Dr. Homaira Akbari, Chairman of WorkFusion. “By digitizing the entire process under one unified platform, WorkFusion is addressing common roadblocks around visibility, scalability and cost while freeing business leaders to achieve unprecedented outcomes. I’m excited to join WorkFusion on this journey to provide best-in-class solutions and help customers embrace the possibilities of automation.”