17 September 1982|
|Alma mater||Queen Mary University of London|
|Notable work||Double Standards, BCCI - The Untold Story|
Mubashir Malik (or M. B. Malik) is a British author and banker. His book "Double Standards - BCCI, The Untold Story" was published in March 2016 in the United Kingdom. It was officially launched at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on 14 May 2016 and has received widespread critical acclaim in the news media for accurately outlining the facts surrounding the forced closure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
BCCI was at one time the 7th largest private bank in the world, boasting assets of over $20 billion with 16,000 employees in 500 offices spanning 72 countries. The book provides ground-breaking evidence to prove that BCCI did not 'collapse', was not a criminal enterprise, was fully solvent and that the closure of the bank was a political move by the regulators under pressure from the United States. The book highlights the Double Standards of the regulatory authorities and undertakes an academic analysis of the punishment meted out to BCCI in comparison to the treatment of more serious fraud & crimes (LIBOR, Madoff etc) committed by the major big banks of today following the Financial Crisis of 2008, who are let off the hook with measly fines and penalties, under the pretense of being 'Too Big to Indict' or 'systemically important'.
Politicians, businessmen and academics have lauded Malik's efforts for showing the ‘courage’ to challenge the mainstream narrative about BCCI and its legendary visionary founder Agha Hasan Abedi - “The young author has made us proud; he has done what we could not do,” said Sirajuddin Aziz, President and CEO of Habib Metro Bank.
The 2016 Hollywood film 'The Infiltrator' starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston describes the undercover US Customs agent Bob Mazur's fake money laundering scheme to entrap BCCI in an elaborate sting operation. Malik strongly contests the narrative of the movie in his book as the Tampa Sting in Florida was an isolated case of entrapment and BCCI was never found guilty of money laundering anywhere in the world. He also questions why no other bank in the world was targeted in a sting operation ever since by Mazur given the global money laundering market was over $200billion at the time.
Mubashir was born in London on 17 September 1982. He attended St. Martin's Prep School for Boys in Northwood followed by boarding school at Mill Hill in North London. He graduated from Queen Mary University of London in economics, finance and management. Mubashir works within investment banking and travels globally delivering training, talks, seminars to banks and financial institutions on financial crime compliance and has worked as a consultant for reputable firms like Saudi Aramco and HSBC. He has been invited by universities worldwide like the London School of Economics and University of Oxford to deliver talks and is a regular face on television and news channels.
In April 2011, he was invited by HRH Princess Lolowah Al Saud, daughter of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, to host the 'Good Concept Forum' at the Effat University in Jeddah focusing on 'Youth Education' and 'Women's Empowerment'.
In January 2015, he formed part of a delegation of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) from Abu Dhabi to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where he spoke at a private gathering on Metaphysics and Banking. He is currently co-authoring his second book with former Bank Of America director John Hillbery on the topic of "Real Management".
Mubashir supports a variety of charitable causes and actively fund raises for his friend the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan after losing his father to Cancer, whom he was very close to, in 2008.
He has twice been nominated as the ''UK's Most Eligible Bachelor'' by Asiana Magazine and in 2014 was listed as one of the "Best Dressed" and "Most Stylish Men" by Entouraaj Magazine.
Following considerable persuasion he agreed to make a special guest cameo appearance in the movie "Lahore se aagey" starring opposite Pakistani/Bollywood actress Saba Qamar and Yasir Hussain, directed by Wajahat Rauf.
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