Australia Honors Kashmiri Muslim

SRINAGAR – An Australian Muslim of Kashmiri origin has been named as Australia’s ‘Top Emerging Leader’, gaining MBA Scholarship at the University of Sydney Business School MBA program in 2014.

Omar Khan, 34 living in Australia for more than two decades has bagged the $60,000 worth award that is sponsored by Australian Financial Review’s BOSS and University of Sydney Business School.

The award includes Membership to the BOSS Emerging Leaders Program, a Master class with some of Australia’s foremost leadership educators, Media training by the Australian Financial Review.

Khan will also be granted a seat at a Leadership Lunch with some of Australia’s most high profile professionals.

Khan has been the director of strategy and development at Crescent Wealth, an Islamic investment firm, who has also taken the role of executive director at YoYo Button, a mobile technology start-up.

Coming to Australian at a young 12-year-old boy, he has been in Australia for more than two decades.

“From the age of 12, I did not really see my father until I finished high school,” Khan was quoted by The Australian Financial Review.

“At the time it was difficult, but looking back it was an amazing opportunity to come to Australia and study.”

In Australia, Khan has studied commerce and law at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne respectively.

Khan has also served at Australia’s finance and investment sector.

By 2011, the business entrepreneur has joined Australia’s first investment firm that follows Islamic business principles, Crescent Wealth, after grading in a handful of managerial posts. Agencies

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