2021 VISTA Millennial Superstars: Komeil Nasrollahi

Mark Hostutler
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Komeil Nasrollahi, who was born in Nowshahr, a small beach town in northern Iran, and moved to China when he was 24 years old, is the Business Engagement Manager at the Chester County Economic Development Council.

Nasrollahi, who began working in the summer at age 8 in his grandfather’s rice and flower shop, earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Azad University in Iran and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He credits Bill Bogle, the former Chairman of the CCEDC and a current board member, and Mike Grigalonis, the CCEDC’s Chief Operating Officer, with having the biggest impact on his career.

“I consider myself extremely lucky to be surrounded by a lot of great mentors who have deeply cared about me throughout my entire life,” said Nasrollahi. “Since moving to the U.S., Bill Bogle and Mike Grigalonis have had the biggest impact on my career. They are always extremely supportive of me and have encouraged me to take on new challenges.”

Nasrollahi’s proudest professional accomplishment is twofold.

“Starting and running my own business in China is on top of my list, but also teaching undergraduate and graduate students at West Chester University, and doing so in my third language, is a close second,” he said.

His favorite Chester County restaurants are both located in Downingtown: Amani’s BYOB and The Farmhouse Coffee & Espresso Bar.

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