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Who's Who of Melbourne's Indian Community 2017
Anwer Ali Mohammed

Anwer Ali Mohammed—Financial Planner

Ali Mohammed’s career path can best be described as unusual. Ali worked as an engineer with the Indian Air Force for 11 years, then moved on to becoming a branch manager at an IT company for four, before making the decision to start a new life in Australia.

After his arrival to the land Down Under in 2004, Ali spent the next six years working in IT retail before giving up his job and starting Planet Insurance and Financial Planning. Armed with his Master’s in Public Admin, and Diploma in Financial Planning, Ali has been providing professional financial planning advice and solutions to clients. Ali prides himself on developing excellent working relationships with all clients to provide comprehensive financial advice based on their individual needs and goals. Ali specialises in advice on investments and strategic asset allocation, budget and cashflow management, personal insurance, estate planning as well as providing advice to those looking to start small businesses.

“Taking the decision to give up my full time job and start my own business was the single most important moment in my career in Australia. There was no capital except what I could put in. Today, we have grown to have more than 3000 trusted clients and 12 staff,” says Ali, who admits it’s been a long road since his first job in Australia as a Sign-A-Rama salesman.

A different side

I believe: Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome [Arthur Ashe]

What I love about Australia: It’s heaven on earth. It’s a country full of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard yards

What I love about India: Culture, friends, family

Favourite hang-out in Melbourne: Anywhere as long as I am with family, friends or clients

A must-read: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

My advice to entrepreneurs: Work hard and thoroughly enjoy what you do. Success will follow

Who’s Who of Melbourne’s Indian Community 2017 magazine now online! Check here.

 

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