As a father of 4 sons, investor, entrepreneur and an educator, Sami believes that lack of financial literacy is the biggest problem of our generation. He contributes to solving this problem by teaching young children and their parents on the importance of financial literacy.
Tokyo-born Sami started investing when he was 17,
Entered into the world of banking and finance at 21,
Managed a portfolio worth JPY 600BN at 25,
Began real estate investing at 27,
Incorporated a solar manufacturing company at 28,
Lost everything and came close to bankruptcy at 30,
Built a restaurant franchise business at 35,
Jumped into the world of Blockchain technologies at 37,
Became a best-selling author on the subject of financial literacy at 38
Sami spends most of his time in his current role as Head of Japan for Hedera Hashgraph, a company which has solved one of the biggest problems of our generation by providing a way for people who don't know or trust each other to collaborate and transact online without the need for a trusted intermediary.
He believes that understanding this technology and its benefits is paramount to staying relevant in the workplace and business.