Aamir A. Rehman has been engaged in values-aligned investment for over twenty years. He has served the finance community as an investor, advisor, author, and educator.
Dr. Rehman is an investor in numerous financial services ventures. He seeks to invest in and support enterprises that help people align their finances with their values.
Dr. Rehman’s corporate roles have included being a co-founder and managing director at Fajr Capital, a private equity group that has successfully invested over $700 million in investments. He earlier served as head of strategy for HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic finance business of the HSBC Group, and as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
Dr. Rehman serves on the boards of directors of Fajr Capital Advisors, Dinar Standard, and Shukr Investments. He also serves on the board of directors of the Mercer County Community College Foundation in Mercer County, New Jersey.
In addition to his work in investments, Dr. Rehman has served as a senior advisor on Islamic finance to the United Nations Development Programme. He has also consulted the World Bank Group on the impact of Islamic finance on development and financial inclusion.
Dr. Rehman is a Senior Fellow at the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Business School, where he has co-taught a course on the foundations of private equity.
His doctoral dissertation at Columbia University examined how private equity professionals learn from experience. Dr. Rehman is author of the books Gulf Capital and Islamic Finance: The Rise of the New Global Players (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and Dubai & Co.: Global Strategies for Doing Business in the Gulf States (McGraw-Hill, 2007), amongst other publications.
Dr. Rehman hold a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He further holds a doctoral degree in education (Ed.D.) from Columbia University.