Ahmad Fakhr was born in Iran in 1940 and was sent to London after
high school without speaking a single word of English. Five years later,
he graduated from London University at the top of his class with an
honors degree in Civil Engineering.
He worked in London for one year, three years in Montreal and two
years in Boston before changing career by abandoning engineering
altogether to pursue a career in Wall Street as a stockbroker. Being a
fresh emigrant in 1971 with a “funny accent” presented a number of
hurdles, but his persistence finally persuaded a major national firm to
hire him and give him a chance.
Within three years, he became the top broker in his office and by
the sixth year in the entire firm of over 1000 brokers. Read more
About Ahmad Fakhr
I was born in Iran in 1940 and was sent to London at age 18 to further my education. I did not speak a single word of English when I landed there. I graduated from London University at the top of my class with a high honors degree in Civil Engineering. Read more
Excerpt from the Book
I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD when I dug up my first grave.
It was a warm summer night in 1949, and my uncle
Mostafa had come to visit us in the place where I was born...
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