About Muzaffar Khan

Muzaffar Khan is Principal and Board Member of Space Energy AG, a company that seeks to develop Space-Based Solar Power satellites that generate and transmit electricity to receivers on the Earth’s surface. Space Energy also has a US subsidiary called Space Energy Terrestrial, which is building conventional solar farms that will provide electricity directly to the grid. As a director of the company, he is responsible for liaising with investment banks and private equity funds for investment into its solar farms and satellite programme. He also oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations including the building, owning and operating of both terrestrial solar farms and satellites.

Muzaffar has an extensive background working in hedge funds and leading investment banks and was a strategist for Moore Capital, one of the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world.  After five successful years as an emerging market strategist, (during which time his three person team grew assets under management to $1 billion and provided positive returns every year to investors), he retired to become vice chairman of ACOPS which is an international environmental charity. At the same time he was a consultant to the Man Environmental Capital Opportunities division of Man Group Plc, a $75 billion asset management firm. Earlier, he worked in private banking at Citibank and then as a foreign exchange trader at Barclays Capital.

In 2007 he successfully completed a second Master’s degree at the London School of Economics in development studies (economics). His dissertation title was “Dealing with Market Failure”: How carbon credits are influencing the investment behavior of capital markets and investment funds”. He is now recognized as one of the world’s leading and most influential experts in the monetization of carbon credits. His first Master’s degree was an MA in English Literature from King’s College London. He obtained his BSc in Industrial and Business Economics also from the London School of Economics.

In 2009 he co-authored a book called “Racing towards Excellence” with his mentee Jan Sramek, a Goldman Sachs emerging markets trader. The foreword for the book is written by Sir Howard Davies, ex-head of the UK’s Financial Services Authority and current board member of Morgan Stanley UK. Racing Towards Excellence funds the non-profit website Oxbridge Admissions Info, which provides advice to students looking to apply to Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It has been used by over 100,000 students to date.

He is Managing Director and majority shareholder of Alchemy Ventures Ltd, a social enterprise whose mission is to increase social mobility and reduce aspirational poverty in the world’s youth. Alchemy funds Muzaffar’s lectures in schools and universities across the world.

Muzaffar can be contacted at muzaffar@racing-towards-excellence.com.