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Griffith Observatory Foundation

Irfan Furniturewala

Board Member

Irfan M. Furniturewala is partner and equity portfolio manager at Capital Group, a global investment firm that manages over $2.5 trillion in assets. Prior to joining Capital in 2001, Irfan was a senior design engineer at Motorola, Inc., and he is a co-inventor of two patents approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai. Irfan currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Previously, Irfan has served on the boards of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, the Mirman School, and “I Have a Dream” Los Angeles. Irfan, his wife Asma, and their youngest son live in Los Angeles.

Irfan recalls feeling in awe of space and science when he first visited the Nehru Planetarium as a child in Mumbai. In serving Griffith Observatory, he hopes that he can play a small part in sparking the curiosity, imagination, and love of science for future generations.

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