Dr. Khosrow ‘Koz’ Dehnad PhD

Principal, Analytics and Methodology
Well known within the Financial Industry as a brilliant statistician with a talent for applying practical solutions to intricate issues, Dr. Khosrow Dehnad, PhD, advises senior banking executives internationally. 

Dr. Dehnad’s current position is Assistant General Manager and head of Analytic and Quantitative Trading at Samba Financial Group.  Prior to joining Samba in 2008, he was at CITIBANK/Citigroup  for 14 years. While at there, Dr. Dehnad held a number of Managing Director positions in: Interest Rate Derivatives and Structuring, Global Portfolio Optimization, and Structured Credit.  Notable new product contributions Dr. Dehnad created were Flexible Cap, Q-Cap and Defensive Swap.  These experiences allow him to bring time tested and proven analytics techniques from to the Financial Industry to the commercial marketing arena. 

Dr. Dehnad serves as Adjunct Professor of Operations Research at Columbia University where he has taught Applied Financial Engineering and Forecasting.  Over the past 13 years, he has also taught at University of California at Berkeley, San Jose State University, and Rutgers University.

Dr. Dehnad holds a BSc. in Mathematics with first class honors from University of Manchester, England, both a MA in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics from University of California Berkeley and a PhD in Applied Statistics from Stanford University.  He has published numerous articles and the book, ‘Quality Control and Taguchi Method’.