Muhammad Bana is a serial entrepreneur, podcast host and philanthropist. He is a visionary businessman, with a strong ability to identify trends and opportunities.
The global economic lockdown in early 2020 set him on a journey to search for his true “Why?” in life. He found his purpose and motivation in “generational wealth building” for his family, hence the establishment of The Muhammad Bana Family Office. Leaving a legacy has become a priority for him, as he is in a loving marriage for 18 years and is blessed with 3 beautiful daughters.
Muhammad has built a name for himself internationally after having travelled to more than 61 countries and establishing personal relationships with many well-established corporates, privately held companies, high net-worth individuals and family offices due to his trustworthy reputation.
At the age of 40 Muhammad went back to the drawing board to study subjects such as the What Is Money, Hyperinflation, Macroeconomics, Digital Assets and others. Beyond spending more than 2000 hours studying and researching, he has formally completed MIT’s – ‘Cryptocurrency’ course; Saylor Academy’s ‘Bitcoin for Everybody’.
He sits as an Digital Asset Advisor (independent non-executive director) on multiple boards globally. Muhammad has a formal directorship qualification from Sirdar, based in New Zealand. His methodology of guiding high-performance boards leads to improved performance and ignites change through innovation. Through his commercial astuteness and natural ‘activating’ energy as a ‘catalyst’ director, sees new opportunities missed by others, resulting in a positive impact as well as an increase in sustained profitability.
Muhammad’s new-found passion has led him to start-up and invest in yet another business in 2021.
Global Institute of Wealth’s mission is to coach & guide “High Net-Worth Individuals” & “Family Offices “ globally to stay ahead of the curve and scale their wealth at an accelerated pace; whilst optimising a great legacy over multiple generations through seamless succession planning. Global Institute of Wealth focuses on using “Digital Assets” as the best available investment and asset class globally.
He is a shareholder and partner in the international business development company Five Thousand Miles with offices in Portugal, Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa, Spain and USA. Expansion plans are the way to open 20 new offices in major cities across the globe. He believes in the philosophy ‘your network determines your net worth’.
Over the last 100 years, The Bana family name has developed into a family name of integrity and holds value in many major cities globally. Muhammad continues to nurture and strengthen many of these relationships that have been passed down over the last 3 generations.
Philanthropy is in the Bana family DNA which has led Muhammad to be actively involved in many community outreach programs globally. He currently sits as a director on the Essop Bana Charitable Trust and is a trustee of the Shifa Hospital in Surat, India.
To remain driven and optimum Muhammad maintains an active lifestyle. He has travelled internationally with his wife to do half marathons and mini triathlons. Muhammad loves to swim in the Indian ocean, off the coast of his hometown Durban.