Stories about the world of high finance, the characters that inhabit that world, the deals that make it sensational and lessons to help you become a more successful dealmaker. Based on my experiences with the famous and infamous men and women of international business.
Who is the ibanker?
I’m part investment banker and part entrepreneur.
An Iranian-American. Raised in Europe, North Africa and the US. Feel at home in far too many cities to list.
Enjoy having a veg meal in Kerala, assisting a Saudi billionaire acquire a 5-star London hotel, helping turn around a European ski company, flying in a corporate jet or riding in a tuk-tuk, going on adventures, meeting tech entrepreneurs and impact investors and getting to know interesting bloggers from around the world.
I work a lot with Family Offices. One day I may advise one of the wealthiest families from the UK, CIS or Middle East on how to acquire a £150m real estate asset in London. The next day, I’ll help one of them secure an interest in a Mongolian bank. Another day, I’ll speak to a Sovereign Wealth Fund about acquiring a stake in one of the Internet’s largest companies.
My network, and the trust I have earned within it, is my greatest strength.
I can work from anywhere and depending on when we bump into each other you’ll either think me an ibanker or a backpacker.
More about me
Here are some of the things I love:
1) India. Backpacked there when I was a student and it was love at first sight
2) Film. From scriptwriting, acting to film finance, all aspects of the business interest me
3) Yoga and Meditation. I was introduced to both when I was 5 years old through a family friend, and to this day they have a special place in my heart. I ought to spend more time practicing both