Abbas Hashmi

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Abbas Hashmi
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Born Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Residence New York City
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Founder and CEO of Green Card Capital
Website Official website

Abbas Hashmi is an investment banker most well known for founding Green Card Capital.[1][2][3][4] Hashmi is an industry specialist and supports the EB-5 visa program and the use of transparency and compliance to run the program. He works with investors, foreign nationals, and high net worth individuals and their families with the EB-5 visa program.[5] Hashmi has worked for AIG as regional head for the Middle East region.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Hashmi was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. He went to Pakistan to finish his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi and also has a certificate in Islamic Finance.[6]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Hashmi founded Green Card Capital in New York City and works with investors, foreign nationals, and high net worth individuals and their families with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program to obtain a US Green Card for immigration to the United States.,[2][3]

Philanthropy[edit]

In October 2012, Hashmi partnered with WeDidIt, an online crowdfunding platform that allows non-profits to raise money from their social networks. In 2013, WeDidIt was included in the Wall Street Journal's "Startup of the Year" documentary series.[7]

In September 2013, Hashmi launched a non-profit filmmaking competition called Heroes of Pakistan.[8][9][10] The competition received coverage from local and regional media, and Pakistani college students.[11][12][13][14][15] Heroes of Pakistan attracted the attention of international and local directors, producers and media figures such as Mehreen Jabbar, Bilal Lashari, Shahzad Nawazand and Iram Parveen Bilal.[16][17][18][19][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saadia Qamar (November 11, 2013). "Heroes of Pakistan announces panel of judges". The Express Tribune with the International New York Times. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lawrence Cole (2013-06-07). "Why building your small business with offshore talent makes sense". Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  3. ^ a b Preetam Kaushik (2013-06-25). "Investing in the American Dream: Immigration and the EB-5 Program". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Cover Story: Interview with Abbas Hashmi". 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  5. ^ Andy J. Semotiuk (5 January 2015). "EB-5 Fraud Highlights Risks Of Investor Program". Forbes. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Investment Banker News for 05/08/2013". 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  7. ^ "WSJ Startup of the Year". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Saadia Qamar (2013-09-02). "Bringing everday heroes to film". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  9. ^ "‘Heroes of Pakistan’ short film competition on Sept 1". The Nation. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  10. ^ Hifza Jillani (August 29, 2013). "Saying ‘thank you’: Here is your chance to find a hero and make some money". The Express Tribune with the International New York Times. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "‘Heroes of Pakistan’ short film contest". Dawn. August 29, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ahtesham Azhar (August 28, 2013). "GCC initiates ‘Heroes of Pakistan’ competition". Daily Times. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Maryam Usman (August 30, 2013). "Short film contest: ‘Heroes of Pakistan’ project launched". The Express Tribune. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "GCC announces competition of documentary film with name of ‘Heroes of Pakistan’". South Asian News Agency. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ "‘Heroes of Pakistan’ short film competition on Sept 1". Pakistan Current Affairs. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Short story film contest". One Pakistan. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Judges of short film contest". One Pakistan. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ramchand Pakistani, Josh directors to judge ‘Heroes of Pakistan’". The International News. November 8, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ "KHI Heroes of Pakistan Pkg Abb Takk TV". Daily Motion. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Ramchand Pakistani, Josh directors to judge ‘Heroes of Pakistan’". Pakistan Press Foundation. November 8, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ Madiha Shah Modi (23 April 2014). "Winners of short film contest ‘Heroes of Pakistan’ announced". The News International. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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