ARIA’s Managing Partner is Alireza Roodsari. He started his professional career in 1998, when he founded Roodsari Fleisch GmbH. The company went on to become one of Germany’s biggest meat exporters. Since 2005, Alireza Roodsari has focused on trading in ore and other metallic commodities, with considerable success. From 1992 to 1998, he studied economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and law in Oxford, England. He completed his economics studies with a Master’s degree in 1998. Alireza Roodsari’s work ethic is based on a responsible, entrepreneurial approach and social commitment. For instance, he recently made a sizeable financial donation to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (http://www.amfar.org/) from his own pocket.