Sohrab Salimi is a physician (medical doctor), Certified Scrum Trainer, and entrepreneur based in Cologne, Germany. He was born in Iran and came to Germany at the age of 4 with his parents. Growing up with both western and middle eastern culture, Sohrab loves spending time and having great (middle eastern) food with family and friends and values dedication to and precision at work.
As a trained physician Sohrab is passionate about making diagnosis on businesses, developing strategies (esp. innovation) for his clients, and building products using agile methodologies esp. Scrum. Sohrab believes that real changes starts with the leaders in each organization, thus has specialized on working with and coaching leaders to lead successful and meaningful change in organizations.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer® Sohrab conducts certified workshops for ScrumMasters and Product Owners. In addition he leads the Agile Leadership Training initiative at several of the worlds most prestigious institutions. Further he coaches his clients’ Scrum Team members and managers to continuously become better at what they do.
Sohrab is the Founder and Managing Partner of Agilar Germany (part of Agilar Global). Prior to that he was Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at SE-Consulting. He co-founded bloxx media with a highschool friend, and was a Consultant at Bain & Company, where he served a multitude of international blue chip clients in various industries.
Sohrab graduated from RWTH Aachen University Medical School (MD) and Dusseldorf Business School (MBA). He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with many years of experience as a Scrum Trainer, Coach, Product Owner, and Scrum Master in various software and non-software projects. Sohrab is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance – he was elected by the global community in 2017.
Sohrab is passionate about spending time with his family – he has three kids. He enjoys all kinds of sports (incl. football, crossfit, skiing and hiking), reading, cooking and travelling.