History of Mir Mohammad Alikhan
Mir Mohammad Alikhan is an internationally renowned Investment Banker, Entrepreneur & Capital Markets 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: The Financial Group, Inc., Federal Advisor to Government of Pakistan, a Member of New Jersey Governors Council. He introduced Islamic Banking Research into mainstream America by co-sponsoring and advising Harvard University to launch Harvard Islamic Finance and Information Program (HIFIP). He also developed “THE World’s First Islamic Banking Benchmark Index on Wall Street Named: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”. He has also been featured in “Humans Of Pakistan”.
His personal interest is to motivate the youth around the globe, especially in Pakistan, to come up with entrepreneurial technology that could determine the future of people around the world. In this regard he has been appearing on different television programs and spreading his message through social media campaigns. He regularly speaks at universities across Pakistan and appears on television programs on the topics of motivation, personal development and capital markets. His agenda is to sow the seeds of Positivity, Optimism, Resilience and Tenacity in the youth so that they can become better people and serve the nation through personal and professional achievements of goals.
Corporate History for the Past 25 years
AMZ MAK Capital Limited
July 2013 – Present (2 years 10 months)Pakistan. Dubai
AMZ MAK Capital Limited is a diversified holding company built on the principle of harnessing the wealth of entrepreneurial ideas in Asia & the GCC region. We make strategic investments in innovative ideas primarily technology-based Financial Services Companies throughout the region. The company utilizes the intellectual & financial capital to buy out, restructure, and expand innovative businesses in various sectors including the financial industry, real estate, agriculture, telecommunication and information technology, amongst others. We specialize in turning ideas into corporations by leveraging the knowledge and expertise gained after decades of experience in investment banking services conducted with uncompromising integrity. AMZ MAK Capital Limited is a partnership between Mr. Aref Mohammed Al Zarouni (AMZ) and Mir Mohammad Ali Khan (MAK), one of the several business ventures between the two business leaders over the past 20 years. Mr. Aref Mohammed Al Zarouni, Executive Chairman, AMZ MAK Capital Limited, is a renowned and well-established UAE businessman, having diversified strategic investments in various sectors throughout the region. Mir Mohammad Ali Khan is internationally renowned Investment Banker, Entrepreneur & Capital Markets Advisor.
Somerset Capital Holdngs LLC.
October 2001 – Present (14 years 7 months)Dubai
I own an investment banking and financial services company founded by a group of international investors with the aim of buying out / taking over construction related companies in the Middle Eastern region, in need of capital infusion for expansion purposes. Somerset Capital also funded several construction related heavy Equipment Companies all across the GCC region. Some of the most innovative companies in information technology and related sectors were taken over the directly through a consortium of private investors put together by Mr. Alikhan or through Somerset Capital Holdings.
PGM London Ltd.
CEO / Founder
January 2002 – November 2006 (4 years 11 months)London. Dubai. Milano PGM London is a precious metals producer/Trader specializing in supplying platinum Bars to the top financial institutions in Europe, with a concentration in Switzerland, France and Italy. PGM has established relationships with top 4 Platinum refineries in the world for procurement, and uses a secured and branded warehousing for its storage of commodities. All our products adhere to London-Zurich Good delivery system and our pricing is based on LME and NYMEX.
Tekstoxx LLC, Dubai – London.
Chairman / CEO
February 2003 – July 2005 (2 years 6 months)Dubai. London.Roma
The company served as Telecommunication Reseller/Importer/Exporter. At the time of acquisition, it was a start-up company with offices in Dubai Internet City and London, at 23 Berkley Square, Mayfair, London. Company trades in high volume mobile Communication devices with all regional specifications and caters to the need of large sized wholesalers.
March 2002 – July 2005 (3 years 5 months)Dubai. London. Paris
PetroSAA is a petroleum trading Establishment, principally trading in Commodities those directly related to and range from feedstock such as crude oil and intermediate or blending stocks to finished products like gasoil, diesel, jet fuel, gasoline and fuel oil ready for consumer use. Our partners are crude oil producers, refineries, trading firms and retailing companies, with over 180 years of combined industry experience and industry experts from seven different oil producing nations, PetroSAA made exceptional progress under the leadership of Mohammad Ali Khan.
November 2001 – May 2003 (1 year 7 months)Dubai. India. London. KSA. Kuwait. Malayasia.
This company was taken over by Mohammad Alikhan, along with Middle Eastern investors in the year 2001. Focus is in the business of developing applications since 1992 and has over 18000 companies as clients across the globe with offices around the world.
Government of Pakistan
Federal Advisor to the President of Pakistan
October 1999 – September 2001 (2 years)Islamabad
I served as an Advisor to the President of Pakistan, General (R) Pervez Musharraf in the area of electoral and Constitutional reforms. I also rendered my services as a Media Spokesperson for National Reconstruction Bureau (A Federal Government think tank, established in 1999 with a view to policy reforms and establishment of local Government throughout Pakistan). The reference to my services can be accessed through the following link: mirmohammadalikhan.com/tag/federal-advisor-
KMS Investment Bank
Founder / President
October 1994 – April 1999 (4 years 7 months)110 Wall Street. New York, New York
I Served as the founder and president at the age of 29 of the first Muslim owned investment bank in the history of Wall Street. With over 4800 institutional and high net worth clients and over 3 billion dollars in transactional assets, KMS was full services investment bank involved in the areas of IPO (Initial Public Offerings), secondary underwritings and Debt/ Equity trading, Market Making Research (Mainstream and focused on Islamic Banking) merger advisory and so on.
Barret Day Securities
January 1991 – December 1995 (5 years)Broadway. New York. New York
I looked after the overall brokerage operation, compliance, and investment advisory to institutions and high net worth investors. I looked after the strategic relations of the company with leading institutions, and actively worked for business development.
International Investment Management Inc. (Registered Investment Advisor)
President / Country Director
February 1992 – December 1994 (2 years 11 months)
In collaboration with Barret Day Securities, we founded International Investment Management Inc. to cater to international financial advisory. I spearheaded the company’s operations, managing around $240 million in transactional assets. We devised company’s expansion strategy, and forged strong relations with financial institutions and individual clients.
January 1989 – December 1990 (2 years)
I started my professional career from Prudential Financial. I gave valuable input in brokerage business, sales, customer support, client management, investment advisory, and related services.