FGI Executive Director Sami Altaher Announced As A Winner Of The 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards

NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 – FGI (www.FGIWW.com) Executive Director Sami Altaher is among this year’s winners of The M&A Advisor “40 Under 40 Recognition Awards,” in the Service Provider category.

Sami Altaher was chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of international nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“We are very excited that Sami has received this award. As a founding partner of FGI and as one of the most influential players in the international finance community he deserves the recognition,” said David DiPiero, President and CEO of FGI.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries and to promote mentorship and professional development. “It is our belief that this group of accomplished women and men will have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. And it is our great pleasure to recognize them and provide a forum for them to meet and engage with one another,” explains David Fergusson, President of The M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, June 24th, The M&A Advisor, in conjunction with the 2014 Emerging Leaders Summit, will host a black tie awards gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. The exclusive event will pair the 40 Under 40 winners together with their mentors and other stalwarts, introducing this year’s recipients to the business community, and celebrating their achievements.

Mr. Altaher is recognized as a distinguished leading industry expert in the international finance community. He began his career in the Global Trade Finance division of Jordan Gulf Bank as an Assistant Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining FGI, Mr. Altaher was a Senior Research Analyst at BOE securities, a research-oriented securities brokerage.

Mr. Altaher has been a moderator and speaker at many panels, including those for the Commercial Finance Association, Turnaround Management Association and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association. Mr. Altaher was born in Jordan, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About FGI
FGI (www.FGIWW.com) is a global leader in the commercial finance industry, equipping small and medium sized enterprises with the tools they need to grow their business. FGI’s three key business units, FGI Finance, FGI Capital, and FGI Risk, provide clients flexible and customized lending, investment banking and risk mitigation solutions designed to support international and domestic growth. Headquartered in New York City, FGI maintains a presence on 6 continents with clients in over 60 countries around the world.