Mr. Abassi is the president and CEO of the Golbanoo Group, a specialty business management and executive consulting group. Mr. Abassi previously led Phoenix Houses of California, Inc as its president and CEO. Prior to Phoenix House, Pouria was the CEO of Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), a major regional economic engine with over $1B in annual net economic activity and supporting 12,000 jobs.
A registered mechanical engineer and a graduate of UCLA school of engineering, Pouria has published several scientific papers and is recipient of over 30 businesses and performance awards. In addition to Beyond Vision Music Foundation, Pouria sits on the boards of the Los Angeles Business Council, Providence Tarzana Hospital Foundation, Woodbury University, PAAIA, Norooz Celebration Foundation, and works with various other community and cultural organizations.