CEO . Professor . Inventor of Pepper Spray . Philosopher . Expert in Warrior Wisdom Traditions
Kamran Loghman (pronounced Cameron Logman) is an accomplished CEO, with three decades of significant leadership experience that enables organizations to unlock growth and gain competitive advantage. He is a professor of business, innovation, strategy, and leadership at the American University Kogod School of Business in Washington D.C. For more than a decade, Kamran Loghman has been closely working with Apple® in Silicon Valley, providing executive learning workshops on a variety of compelling topics.
Kamran Loghman is the founder and president of Zarc International, Inc. (1988 to 2005) a manufacturer of law enforcement devices with global distribution in forty-two countries and a client list comprised of elite agencies including the US Air Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Secret Service, US Marshals Service, US Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Custom and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security.
He is the inventor of pepper spray technology for law enforcement applications and holds multiple patents in chemistry and fluid dynamics. Kamran is the leading expert in federal court proceedings regarding tear gas, mace and pepper spray and has appeared in numerous courts of law as an expert on cases with high media exposure.
Kamran Loghman also lectures on the topic of ancient warrior traditions at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. For the past 50 years, he has been a practitioner of Japanese martial arts and India’s warrior tradition. As an expert and martial arts historian, he is widely acknowledged as the leading researcher on the migration of the warrior arts from India to East Asia. Additionally, Kamran Loghman is a professor of Indian philosophy and has been engaged in the lifelong study of yoga and meditation, practicing directly under some of the most renowned experts of the field. In his PODCAST series, Kamran dives into rarely discussed topics regarding business, work, and life. To listen search for “WoW With Kamran.”
Kamran brings several decades of significant experience as a C-level executive to his clients. He is the former President and CEO of Zarc International, a global manufacturer of law enforcement related devices, and was formerly the CEO of Nifar, a bioinformatics company with specific focus relating to diseases of the brain.
Kamran is a professor of business, innovation, strategy, and leadership at American University Kogod School of Business and lecturer at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and past Senior Executive Education Fellow at the Robert. H. Smith School of Business. Additionally, he is a scholar and lecturer of Indian Philosophy.
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Inventor of Pepper Spray
Kamran Loghman is the inventor of weapons-grade pepper spray technology for law enforcement applications and he holds multiple patents in chemistry and fluid dynamics.
Kamran is the leading expert in legal proceedings regarding Tear-Gases, Pepper Sprays (OC) and Mace, and has appeared in numerous courts of law as an expert witness on cases with high media exposure. Kamran has authored many technical manuals some of which form the basis for training at FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), FBI Academy, US Custom and Border Protection, Secret Service, and US Air Force among others. See more
Expert in Ancient Warrior Traditions
For the past 50 years, Kamran has been a practitioner of Japanese and Indian classical warrior tradition. As an acknowledged expert and martial arts historian, Kamran has extensively researched the origins and tradition of warrior arts. During his research that has spanned over four decades, Kamran worked closely with the late Dr Gayatri Nath Pant, curator of India’s National Museum, who is the world’s foremost expert on Asian arms and armor. Through this work, Kamran is widely acknowledged as the leading researcher on the migration of the warrior arts from South Asia to the Far East.
Eastern Philosopher and Yogic Tradition
When delivering his inspirational speeches and power-packed workshops, Kamran draws from a variety of sources. The sources Kamran relies on are the product of a lifetime of study, research and dedication. Kamran Loghman’s search for inner transformation began at the young age of 11 when he started his training in the Eastern method of hypnosis under the renowned master hypnotist Fereydoun Farivar. Kamran’s search continued with a lifelong, in-depth study of the mediaeval Japanese warrior and ancient India warrior philosophy and traditions. In addition, for the past 45 years, Kamran has been a practitioner of meditation and mindfulness directly under the tutelage of the world-renowned meditation master, the late Swami Muktananda Paramahansa, and later under the Siddha master Swami Chidvilasananda Paramahansa.
These studies were specifically focused within the Indian tradition of Yoga, Vedanta and the non-dual school of Kashmir Shaivism, which has one of the most profound and in-depth studies of human consciousness. During this period, and to further deepen his knowledge, Kamran studied directly with Lakshman Joo, a scholar and mystic of Kashmir Shaivism, with an uninterrupted lineage dating back to 850 CE. It is interesting to note that Kamran’s search for inner transformation is connected even by bloodlines. Kamran’s maternal sides were Catholics from Georgia and a close relative of Joseph Jandieri, the mystic wonderworker (c. the 1700’s) who has been canonized as a saint by the Georgian Orthodox Church. His paternal side, however, is direct descendants of Ibrahim Adham (c. 718) one of the most prominent of the early ascetic Sufi saints. His story is one of the most celebrated in Sufi legends, like that of a King renouncing his throne and choosing asceticism closely echoing the legend of Buddha. The famed poet Rumi has extensively described the story of Ibrahim in his book, the Masnavi.
Kamran Loghman’s maternal side were nobilities from Tbilisi Georgia dating back to 1600’s. His paternal side were medical doctors who practiced in Paris France for more than five generations and closely collaborated with notable physicians such as Louis Pasteur and his grandson Professor Vallery Radot. Kamran moved to Switzerland for schooling at an early age and migrated to the USA, in the early ’70s. He has a diploma from École Internationale in Geneva and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Eastern Philosophy from The Catholic University of America.