Mouzhan Majidi Chief Executive BSc (Hons), BArch, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, RIBA, ARB, RIAS, AHKIA
Mouzhan joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2015 following a distinguished 27-year career with Foster + Partners where he became CEO in 2007.
Graduating from Strathclyde University in 1987 with first-class honours, Mouzhan was elevated by the American Institute of Architects’ to its College of Fellows in 2021 and has been recognized as an outstanding designer and architect with 35 years of pioneering research in the widest diversity of civic and commercial projects. His designs, leadership and passion for diversity have established new benchmarks in design innovation, user-experience and sustainability.
Serving as Chief Executive, Mouzhan has guided some of the world’s most creative talent to realize transformational architecture across six continents; setting the foundations of an effective organization and management structure to embrace new ideas and technologies. As an architect taking on the role of CEO, he prioritizes design excellence with an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, cultivating the skills and diversity that drives ZHA’s decision-making and enriches the built environments we create.
Redefining the development of airports, Mouzhan’s experience in the sector began at Stansted in 1987. Each subsequent design for Hong Kong, Beijing Capital, Amman, Beijing Daxing, Navi Mumbai and Western Sydney sets new standards for global aviation, becoming more energy efficient, environmentally discreet, technologically advanced and simple to use.
Appointed by consecutive British Prime Ministers as a UK Business Ambassador, he has represented the UK Government and construction industry promoting design excellence and sustainability worldwide.