Sam Jilanchi '94

Sam Jilanchi

Orange County Council Member, Farhang Foundation

Co-Founder, UCI Iranian-American Alumni Chapter


UC Irvine – 1994, B.S., engineering

Saman Jilanchi an entrepreneur residing in Newport Beach. He is an Orange County Council Member of the Farhang Foundation, which is dedicated to celebrating Iranian art, culture and history for the community at large. He travels to Iran and Dubai on a regular basis for business. Jilanchi, with Chef Larry Greenwood, introduced haute cuisine and first class service to Iran through their restaurant Bistango – International Cuisine.