Rooh Savar

Co-Founder - Welcome Place

Rooh Savar has co-founded Welcome Place, a community-driven neobank, that provides simple and inclusive financial solutions for newcomers. He is President of SINGA, a global movement creating open societies for everyone, regardless of their background, to realize their full potential.

In Iran, Mr. Savar contributed to the creation of several cultural & social charities and co-founded a digital communication agency in 2007 with his artist and activist friends. When he arrived in France, he began working with the media, writing articles and reports on international issues, in particular focusing on the Middle East. Realizing the lack of first-hand information from local, direct sources but also European and American journalists’ lack of knowledge regarding the complexity of local contexts, he designed the platform.