Saam Abdi (born Saamyar Abdi Yazdi; April 26, 2004) is an Canadian-Persian sportswear fashion designer. He is the founder, current chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Canadian sportswear company Imperamo, which sells men's and women's and ready-to-wear, and other clothing accessories.
Personal life Edit
Abdi was born at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. Saam's parents, along with his grandparents, immigrated to Vancouver from Iran 15 years after the 1979 revolution. His parents are Sina Abdi, founder of Sinco Construction Ltd., and his wife, Sherry Tavakoli-Abdi, chief financial officer of Sinco Construction Ltd. He currently resides in North Vancouver and attends a private school that's name will not be mentioned due to security reasons.
He is currently successfully battling his depression due to the loss of his grandfather, Enayat Tavakoli, due to a stroke in July of 2018.
In fifth grade, a 10-year-old Saam dreamed of becoming a video game programmer, he later abandoned this dream. At the age of 13, he became interested in pursuing neurosurgery as a future occupation, but this goal was also abandoned when he found out that it took an average of 12 years for someone to become a neurosurgeon.
At the age of 14, he finally chose his future carrier, a fashion designer. He was greatly inspired by Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, James Jebbia, Jac Vanek, and many other prominent fashion designers.
In September of 2018, Abdi founded Imperamo. Although the official website is still being created on and the company itself is being worked on and improved, Abdi has stated that it will be up and running by mid-2019.
Other accomplishments Edit
- 2016: Saam represented Guatemala as a delegate of the WHO at the 2016 Montessori Model United Nations in New York, three of his four solutions to serious third-world problems passed.
- 2016: Saam successfully passed his overnight 2nd-dan black belt test (lasting from 8:00 pm to 9:15 am).