Safi Qureshey

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Safi Qureshey is a Pakistani-American entrepreneur . He is the co-founder and former CEO of AST Research, Inc., a personal computer manufacturer acquired by Samsung Electronics in 1997. Qureshey is involved with several start-up technology companies as an advisor, board member and seed investor. Qureshey currently serves as regent's professor at the University of California, Irvine's Graduate School of Management, and also actively supports U.C. Irvine's Bonney Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Qureshey graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1975 as a Computer Science Major after dropping off as a physics scholar. In 2000 he created the eponymous "Safi Qureshey Foundation" to provide "a conduit of support for socially and economically underserved children and adults to build better and more secure futures".[1]

Qureshey was named by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to his transition team, to help him put together his new administration.[2] Qureshey is also a former member of President Clinton's Export Council.

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  1. ^ The Safi Qureshey Foundation webpage - Background
  2. ^ "Arnold Announces Members Of Transition Committee"