Founder and Principal

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

Murat Wahab, a native of Melaka, Malaysia, is a successful business leader with extensive expertise in commercial and retail banking, hospitality management and sales, not-for-profit management, and connecting venture capitalists, entrepreneurs funders utilizing a vast network built over two decades. The firm is named for Mr. Wahab’s late nephew Hakim, a remarkable young man of great promise, lost at only 16 years of age in an automobile accident. Mr. Wahab strives to honor Hakim’s memory with good deeds, a love of life, and a joy that comes from bringing successful people together to maximize their opportunities and success.

Hakim Saya is a boutique Business Finance Consulting firm based in San Francisco, CA. We are proud members of a global community, helping to support and grow local and international companies by providing unique and creative solutions to our clients. We utilize our national and international network of direct lenders to provide financing options that meet our client's specific needs. We are very passionate about assisting domestic and international companies in getting Access To Capital; to connect, link, and bridge entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors, service providers, government agencies, incubators, accelerators, universities, and more, all with a sense of creativity, optimism, fun, and adventure.
Mr. Wahab has a breadth and depth of experience in business banking and financial services in the U.S. and hospitality management experience here and abroad. His banking career began at Wells Fargo, where he held several positions culminating in Vice President and Business Relationship Manager. He was responsible for managing the accounts of more than 300 mid-size companies. Mr. Wahab also held management roles with City National Bank (an RBC Company), JPMorgan Chase, East West Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.

He has received numerous awards for productivity and sales, and customer satisfaction. Currently, he serves on the Global Chamber San Francisco Advisory Board, Golden Gate University Alumni Board of Directors, Strategic Advisor at LiVeritas Biosciences. He volunteers at other non-profit organizations that focus on youth development and helping immigrants develop their full potential. For several years, Mr. Wahab volunteered as an Advisory Committee Member for SFAsia, a non-profit international development arm of the City and County of San Francisco. He served for a time as Director of SFAsia, one of GlobalSF’s signature initiatives. He is a skilled fundraiser and event planner.

Mr. Wahab earned his Bachelor's degree and MBA from Golden Gate University (GGU). At GGU, a prestigious business and law school in San Francisco, he was the Student Success Award recipient, the highest honest honor that the undergraduate faculty can bestow upon a student. As a graduate student, Mr. Wahab was on the Dean’s List. He also holds a diploma in Hotel and Catering Management from KDU University College, Malaysia, and has a Global Marketing certificate from the University of California, Riverside.
Well-traveled and multilingual, Mr. Wahab is fluent in Malay, English, and Indonesian.