In Persian, “Yekom” means “The First”, and this was adopted as the name of the firm because it was among the first private companies that started working in the field of economic planning in Iran. Yekom was founded in October 1973 as a private joint-stock company in Tehran, Iran. Few months later, the engineering department of Yekom was established and the name of the company changed to “Yekom Consulting Engineers”.
By 1982, 15 projects had been undertaken in the fields of economy, planning, management, and water resources development. During 1978-82, to empower technical competence of the company, the founders suggested key experts to become share holders and the number of company partners increased to nine.