Karachi to Wall Street. This is the name of a new film which is being made under the banner of Sarmad production. The movie will be based on the journey of an extra ordinary fellow that is Mir Mohammad Ali Khan, a well-known motivational speaker and an entrepreneur with a charismatic personality and an intelligent glint in his eyes. He is an internationally renowned Investment Banker, Entrepreneur & Capital Market Advisor. At the age of 29, he became the youngest Chairman and Founder of a full service Investment Bank in America and the first Muslim to have owned an investment bank on Wall Street. He has had a successful career as Founder & Chairman of The Financial Group Inc, he has worked as a federal Advisor to Government of Pakistan, served as a member of New Jersey Governors Council. He was the person who introduced Islamic Banking Research into mainstream America by co-sponsoring and advising Harvard University to launch Harvard Islamic Finance and Information Program (HIFIP). He has also developed “THE World’s First Islamic Banking Benchmark Index on Wall Street KMS-SAMI: Socially Aware Muslim Index”, which is now a functional index run by The Dow Jones Indices. He has also been featured in “Who’s Who of Top Executives In The World”.
Mir Mohammad Ali Khan, as a young lad had extra ordinary intelligence, lineage, and circumstances.
With so many achievements on his credit, one can assume that he has had a privileged childhood and that wouldn’t be a wrong assumption as well however the kind of privilege he had as a child was not financial but moral, he was fortunate to have loving parents and a compassionate family to care for him and teach him the values of a good human being and a kind soul. In his late teens when he immigrated to USA along with his family, after his sister sponsored them. It was like coming in a whole new world for the young boy who watched everything with star struck eyes. From a convent school of Karachi to Rutgers University, the change wasn’t easy and he worked his hardest to achieve his goals in a different culture and surroundings. The same young boy who was not used to of such hard labor had to work odd jobs to fend for his personal and educational expenses by working as a taxi driver, punching tags in K-Mart’s apparel section, waiting tables and washing dishes at Burger Kings and even weekends were no exception when he used to work as security guard in a building.
Finance was always his passion and that’s what he majored in from Rutgers University in 1988, he paid such a hard price for the struggle and that’s what he wants to teach the youth of Pakistan that hard work always pays off. If you want it, you should work for it then there is no way in the world that you won’t be able to achieve your desired outcome.