Atta is a first-generation Afghan American, humanitarian, author, motivational speaker and former financial services professional. He left Afghanistan right after the Soviet invasion of 1979 and arrived in Germany as a refugee. He later immigrated to the United States where he started his banking career as a teller and climbed the ladder as senior VP and regional manager.
With deep passion and pride in his heritage and journey, he wrote a memoir “Lost Decency” (The Untold Afghan Story), winner of the First Year Benjamin Franklin Book Award. He went on to publish his second book titled “Immigrant Success Planning” followed by his latest resource guide, “The Self-Sufficient Global Citizen,” a comprehensive resource guide for immigrated families’ uses worldwide.