Biographies

Mohammad Saeed Rahman

Chariman & Founder


Camille Paldi

Board Member

Dr. Abdul Qayum

Board Member

Dr. Eshan Feroz

Co-Chairman & Special Advisor on Halal Microfinance

 


Mohammad Saeed Rahman

Mr. Rahman has 32 years’ experience in the financial industry as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Wachovia and Vice President for Private Clients at Merrill Lynch. He is the founder of several business ventures and a few non-profit organizations. His ventures include Rubicon Global Asset Management, Rubicon Global Holdings, Rubicon Global Research, Always On Network, Maui-Rubicon Broadband and Z-Motors US.

Mr. Rahman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Reed College. Mr. Rahman received his Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rahman served as an adjunct professor at the School of Marketing & Finance at Portland State University for eighteen years and has served as a Board Member for the Portland State Endowment Foundation. As of September 2016, he joined the Board of Trustees at Antioch College; a 160 year old United States liberal arts college in the heart of Ohio. Previously, he served for 10 years on the board of the Counsel of Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). He also founded One Ummah Foundation in memory of his son, Mustafa Saeed Rahman. OUF is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in underdeveloped countries. Mr. Rahman previously served on the board of the Institute of Halal Investing.

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Camille Paldi

Camille Paldi is a UK Commonwealth and US trained lawyer certified in EU and Chinese Legal systems from the European University Institute in Italy and the East China University of Law and Politics in Shanghai. Ms. Paldi founded the Franco-American Alliance for Islamic Finance and ilovetheuae.com (UAE Laws and Islamic Finance) and is currently completing an MA in Islamic Finance from Durham University. She has over 10 years of global work experience in the private and public sectors and brings with her a wealth of eclectic knowledge acquired around the globe from the worlds’ leading educational institutions.

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Dr. Abdul Qayum

Dr. Qayum grew up in Uttarpradesh, India.  He was taught by the first Nobel Laureate in the field of economics and has been in a professor of economics at Portland State University since 1970.  He is a founding member of the Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA) and has been on ACHA Board since 1993.  For the last several years, he has been a member of India Cultural Association and is active in Islamic Society of Greater Portland (ISGP).  Currently he is serving on the Board of ISGP. 

Dr. Ehsan Feroz

Dr. Ehsan Feroz is a Professor of Accounting at the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is on the editorial board of several journals. He is involved with the Institute of Halal Investing in a personal capacity.