In 1959 founded 'Karkar Electronics'; a telecommunications company that developed, engineered, and manufactured a complete line of state-of-the-art voice and data communications. Innovative microwave filters, high density multiplexers, single-side-band radio, and satellite communications were produced as 'Karkar Electronics' equipment was adopted as standard by the Department of Defense and NATO. It became a main supplier to companies such as Raytheon, AT&T, and MCI. A luminary in the telecommunications field, Edward Karkar was considered a Silicon Valley pioneer, cultivating a generation of technology executives and entrepreneurs and laying groundwork for the fertile environment that exists today.
Andrei serves as CEO of the Karkar Family Office in San Francisco. Previously at UBS and Bank of America, he leads a team that invests globally in public and private markets focusing on disruptive innovation across industries. Andrei graduated from Georgetown University and is active in various think tanks and in supporting the arts, sciences, environment and philanthropy.