Bijan Khajehpour surely has something to say...


Bijan Khajehpour - spiritual brother and

long-term chess partner (we could play every week again now, but we are too busy which is quite sad...)

Bijan Khajehpour lebte lange in Teheran, er liebt Ehrlichkeit, Karotten und Gedichte von Hafiz:

The green fields of fate were fully grown
While the new moon’s sickle hung in the west.
I remembered the crops I had sown
It was now time for my harvest.

I said O fate, when will you awake?
The sun is up, it is now dawn-break.
Said, you have made many a mistake,
Yet keep hope and faith within your breast.

If like the Christ, this world you depart
With integrity and with a pure heart,
Your brightness will give a new start
To the sun, even shinning at its crest.

Don’t seek your guidance in the skies
It is deceitful, though it seems wise.
It helped many kings majestically rise
Then brought them down at its own behest.

Though many jewels and rings of gold,
Necks and ears of many elegantly hold;
All the good times will one day fold.
With a clear mind listen, and a beating chest.

Don’t sell the harvest that you reap
In the market of love, for so cheap;
For the moon, a nickel you keep,
And for the stars a dime at best.

From evil eyes may you be freed;
Fate rode the sun and moon’s steed.
Hypocrites ruin their own creed and nest
Hafiz leaves without his dervish’s vest.
Bijan Khajehpour 2004 zusammen mit Matthias in Yazd.

Bijan Khajehpour, an ESB-alumni like Matthias, is the chairman and co-founder of the Atieh Group of Companies ( ), a group of strategic consulting firms based in Tehran. He is also a Member of the Board of Azar Energy ( ) a private sector oil company in Iran , as well as of Atieh Dadeh Pardaz ( ), an IT consulting firm.  Over the past twelve years, Bijan, German and UK-educated in management and economics, has commented on political and economic developments of Iran , especially through contributions to international conferences and reviews on Iran.

Die beiden zusammen in Stammersdorf, November 2011.