Founder and Principal

Murat Wahab, MBA, is a successful business leader with extensive expertise in Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Retail Banking, Hospitality Management and Sales, and Not-For-Profit Management.
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Murat Wahab,MBA
Founder and Principal

Murat Wahab is a highly accomplished business leader with over two decades of experience in Commercial-Middle-Market, Business Banking, Retail Banking, Hospitality Management, and Sales. He has built a vast network of connections with Private Financial Institutions, Private Family Offices, Private Equity Firms, Private Lenders, Banks, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, and Funders. Mr. Wahab's firm is named after his late nephew Hakim, a remarkable young man whose life was cut short in an automobile accident at just 16 years old. He aims to honor Hakim's memory by bringing successful people together to maximize their opportunities and success.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wahab has held several positions at top-tier financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank, City National Bank (an RBC Company), JPMorgan Chase & Co, and East West Bank. He was responsible for managing over 300 mid-size companies' accounts, receiving numerous awards for productivity, sales, and customer satisfaction.

Currently, Mr. Wahab serves on the Global Chamber San Francisco Advisory Board and is a Strategic Advisor at LiVeritas Biosciences. He has also volunteered and served on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations, such as Upwardly Global, Asian Business League of San Francisco, and Enterprise of Youth, among others. He is an accomplished fundraiser and event planner who volunteers his time to support youth development and help immigrants reach their full potential.

Mr. Wahab is an alumnus of Golden Gate University (GGU), where he earned both his Bachelor's degree and MBA. He was awarded the highest honor that the undergraduate faculty can bestow upon a student, the Student Success Award recipient, and was on the Dean's List as a graduate student. Additionally, he holds a Hotel and Catering Management Diploma from OUW Malaysia KDU College and a Global Marketing certificate from Riverside University of California.

​​​​​​​Fluent in Malay, English, and Indonesian, Mr. Wahab is a well-traveled and multilingual business leader with extensive experience in financial services in the U.S. and hospitality management experience in the U.S. and abroad.