Bio

Bio

PensionTransitions Inc. was founded in 2011 by Saman Khodai to provide solutions in the field of pension reform for governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. This undertaking is based on the body of knowledge accumulated through research conducted for a PhD thesis as well as experience gathered from consulting work. In this quest to transition plans towards long-term sustainability, a roadmap approach to pension reform is taken by laying out the route ahead and provide backing throughout the entire process while at all times indicating where the plan stands. A global orientation has shaped the fabric of this endeavour and can be traced back to its very beginnings with some key milestones:

2011: Completion of PhD studies at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria
Departments of Public Economics / Finance / Economic, Social & Business History

2009: Writing of dissertation titled “A taxonomy of pension reform under consideration of the historical development of social welfare programs
since its first adoption under Otto von Bismarck to its current configuration of worldwide challenging demographics” (Abstract)

2007: Initiation of ongoing consulting work for a wide spectrum of pension plans on reform, governance and management aspects
across Europe, Asia and North America

2005: Research at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Visiting Scholar in PhD Program, Department of Finance

2003: Research at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, USA
Visiting Scholar in PhD Program, Department of Finance