Monir is a private equity investor focused on turnaround and distressed businesses in New York and overseas. Monir revitalized two Washington County mines that produce critical transportation materials and providing much-needed local employment upstate. He has nearly two decades of finance experience, having worked for Bank of America in New York, GE Capital in Paris and Thailand and Al Rayan Investments in Qatar.  Raised in London, Monir earned his B.S. and M.S (with honors) at Columbia University. Monir and his wife, a research immunologist, are raising three children who attend public schools in New York.