Business Development Officer @ Klein Maus Shire Business Development in the area of Islamic finance From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) Marketing Officer @ Welsh Technologies Marketing, including public sector and private sector vehicle installations of the device. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Advisory Board (SDG) @ Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Our mission is to guide...
Business Development Officer @ Klein Maus Shire Business Development in the area of Islamic finance From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) Marketing Officer @ Welsh Technologies Marketing, including public sector and private sector vehicle installations of the device. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Advisory Board (SDG) @ Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Our mission is to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of distributed ledger technology across financial markets. We do this by engaging with market participants, regulators, policymakers and technology innovators through direct communication, comment letters, studies and more to guide the public dialogue about blockchain, distributed ledger and smart contract technology, so that the financial markets can realize the full potential of these capabilities. Greater New York City AreaMarketing officer @ Mashreqbank Working to increase deposits and loans for the bank From 1996 to 1996 (less than a year) New YorkMentor, UN SDGs @ Quest Ventures Social Enterprise need to have an amplified voice at the table, via their disruptive approach, to UN SDGs, from agric-tech to food waste//loss to renewable to water to access to funding and so on. Quest Ventures is a leading venture fund for companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. Sample portfolio: https://www.questventures.com/portfolio/ SingaporeVice Chairman @ OneAgrix OneAgrix is a global trading marketplace for sourcing certified $1 Trillion Halal ingredients and food products by Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology, like Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, AI, etc, , for ensuring traceability, detecting fraud and emphasizing trade efficiency with one window Procure-Pay-Ship. Vision: SME Gateway to the Global Halal Super-Highway EcosystemMission: Transaction Based upon Sustainability & Transparency in Halal SingaporeDirector, UN SDGs @ HUDSON HILLS ACADEMY Hudson Hills Academy is a nine (9) year Montessori School in NY with two campuses. The most overlooked but, also, most important change agents are children, as they provide the moral compass to the future. Their education must include exposure to sustainability, but explained in context of their understanding so they take charge, including discussing with parents, on plastics, water/air/land, reuse & recycle, purchasing and investing green, electric vehicle but also power source, so on. Making the School and exposing staff to to smart building, purchasing sustainability supplies aligned to ISO 20400 & 26000, using circular economy principles in classroom, Sustainability Day, and so on..Instilling values that put planet, people and profits in prospective. http://www.hudsonhillsacademy.org/daily-life-at-hudson-hills/ Greater New York City AreaChairman @ Zywary Foundation Zywary Foundation is a non-profit organisation, which promote the welfare of the community at large without discrimination of caste, creed and race. It's dedicated to Empower women, youths and upcoming designers and entrepreneurs in the Modest Fashion.Our StoryWe had a discussions in mid-2015, about how can take advantage of increasing internet penetration in India to empower Muslim women & youths, in promoting modest fashion via e-commerce through provide them micro-funds. And we launch Zywary.org & Zywary.com to empower them socially and economically.Our MissionTo provide micro-fund to women, youth, new and upcoming Modest fashion designers. And encourage local, national and international entrepreneurship in the modest fashion/accessory marketplace. Categories to be defined by providing micro/macro support to those with ideas under the category of Modest Fashion Entrepreneurs.Our VisionEmpower women & young entrepreneurs development, through micro funding in the category of modest fashion. In order to empower and help them to achieve quality life. To cultivate and innovate an entrepreneurial ambiance in the community. IndiaAdvisory Board Member @ Crescentrating CrescentRating is the trailblazing travel and tourism business that has been enabling its clients to increase sales and profitability by effectively connecting with the niche and lucrative Halal conscious Muslim traveler.Since 2009, we have been driving sales and profitability for a broad range of our clients across the globe by enabling them to better connect with the Muslim traveler. Our in-depth understanding of the lifestyle, behaviour and specific needs of the Muslim traveler has enabled us to ensure our clients identify the right approach to effectively appeal to the hearts and minds of the Muslim traveler and capture a significant share-of-wallet of this segment.Whether you are a tourism board, a hotel chain, a mall operator, an airport, a hospital or a tourist attraction, we can provide an array of services that enable you to evaluate your current offerings and build your capabilities to better appeal to the Halal conscious Muslim traveler. SingaporeAdvisor @ Coco Veda Coco Veda is a Philippines based self-funded four year old Social Enterprise startup-moving-to-scale up for Coconut Industry/Farmers. We are working hard everyday to be a leading voice social enterprise that is contributing and aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 17. We are actually doing more (and talking less) on Impact Investing, Inclusion, Women Empowerment, Zero Waste: Uplift coconut farmer income from $2/day to $5/day, train & pay living wages to staff (all women)- savings contributing to children education- making handmade products that organic, sustainable, GMP, halal, etc., and exported to 8+ countries. http://www.cocoveda.net/UN Featured: https://business.un.org/en/projects/434#overviewSocial Impact: https://youtu.be/O_iwN2yMRUk The Vision, Mission & Values Blending Coconuts with Knowledge and Wisdom is our Ethos, hence our name “Coco Veda.” Coco Veda has been inspired by the Plant-based Science of Ayurveda and our range of Products are an output of the Kaizen Philosophy of Continuous Improvement: No Animal Cruelty, Chemical & Alcohol-Free, etc. Thus, we have developed a wide range of 100+ Coconut Based Hand-Made, Natural, Organic & Halal Certified Healthy Food, Personal Care, Baby Care, Wellness Care, Pet Care & Cleaning Products. From May 2019 to November 2019 (7 months) Philippines/Dubai, UAEMentor (SDG Startups) @ iCube.digital.edu iCube Centers of Excellence by Peace.University, USA build entrepreneurial Capacity especially among women and artisans. All teams working with us have women amongst their founders or in their core team.i_Cuba_tor is a seed stage funding incubator strengthening the entreprenurial ecosystem From October 2017 to December 2018 (1 year 3 months) PakistanCo-Founder & CEO @ Zilzar Technology Rushdi Siddiqui was a Co-Founder & CEO of Zilzar.com, world’s first B2B information, content, community halal ecommerce platform, a vertical in the $2.5 Trillion Muslim Lifestyle Market. In short period of time, lead team to iterate on the IT platform, build the brand (integrity), image (connectivity) & relationship with CBs..FOCUS on Sustainability a. Building/populating the Zilzar Trade platform with SMEs (Stage 1) and provide user needed unique features for seller journey/work flowi. Language Features (Google)ii. Trade With (36 countries)iii. C2C Campaign ('Made in' Penang & Mindanao Powered by Zilzar)iv. Muslim Owned Business & Women Owned Businessv. Services (Consultants, Law firms, Education, etc.)vi. Acquisition of a B2B E-commerce Platform and Integrationvii. 25,000 SMEs from 100 countries (Pipeline, Registered & Active)viii. Established buyer strategy, including Linkedin Group for Halal Purchasers (first one on Linkedin)i. Created Zilzar Store with Nestle Productsii. Malaysian profile companies on Zilzar Platform include Farm Cooperate (FAMA Agromas), Pharmanagia, Yuusf Taiyaoob, Barakat Ali, etc. b. More halal suppliers than Alibaba. c. Negotiate to bring Malaysian Airlines (MasKargo) as official halal Logistics Partnerd. Negotiate with MasterCard to become Strategic Payment Partnere. Interviews in Guardian, Wall Street Journal, cover of Islamic Banker magazine, etcf. Conference Presentations in Malaysia, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Dubai, etc.g. Zilzar Life; Stage 1 (Original content website):i. 40 Bloggers (paid) – 5 verticals ii. Trending Muslim Lifestyle Newsiii. WiP on 'content & ecommerce'iv. WiP in embedding financial institutions (working capital for SMEs, trade financing), insurance and global logistics partner (Zilzar embedded into their offering).v. Completing Knowledge Centre- to help (export ready) SMEs make informed decisions inexpensively/efficiently on identifying countries for exporting. From April 2014 to February 2017 (2 years 11 months) MalaysiaGlobal Head, Islamic Finance & OIC Countries @ Thomson Reuters Led team to built and roll out the world’s first pre-trade global multi-asset platform for Islamic Finance, IFG, with Guest of Honor, Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Bank Negara Malaysia, 2010.-MOU signed with (1) ISRA (research), (2) BPAM (fixed income), and (3) Halalfocus (convergence between Islamic finance halal food industry) at the launch-IFG received the Markets Award of Excellence at Thomson Reuters, 2010.-Introduced Sustainability in Halal Industry & Islamic Finance+Led team to successfully launch the world’s first Halal Food Index, SAMI Halal Food Index with former Prime Minister (Abdullah Badawai) of Malaysia at World Halal Forum, 2011+Led team to successfully launch the TR-IR (IdealRatings)- first index to use research based screening with President of AIBIM, 2011+Led team to successfully launch the TR-BPAM (Bond Pricing Agency of Malaysia) Bond/Sukuk Indexes for Malaysian Ringgit with former Chairman of Securities Commission of Malaysia, 2011+Led team to successfully launche the TR IIBR (Islamic Interbank Benchmark Rate) with representatives from IDB, Islamic Banks, Scholars, DIFC, and others, 2011.+Leading team to build-out of the second generation of the IFG. From February 2009 to March 2013 (4 years 2 months) New York. @ Dow Jones Indexes (Islamic & Sustainability) Working with w/Karachiestern institutions, Arab financial institutions, Malaysian financial institutions, Islamic banks, etc. Over 100 licensees and $7B managed against the Islamic indexes: + Successfully launched the world’s first Islamic equity index by an index provider (1999) with Shariah board of five (5) world class scholars: Mohd Taqi Usmani, Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah, Nizam Yaquby, Mohamed ElGari, Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo. +Successfully launched DJ Citigroup Sukuk Index (2006) +Successfully launched DJ Sustainability Islamic Index (2006)*Actively managed Islamic funds, Islamic index funds, Islamic ETFs:^World’s First Islamic ETF (Istanbul-2006)^Europe’s First Islamic ETF (Zurich-2007) ^Asia’s First Islamic ETF (Malaysia-2008) and presently (2008) world’s largest Islamic ETF ($150M plus in AUMs)+Successfully launched Dow Jones Islamic Market Index Newsletter (2008) +Successfully launched Dow Jones Islamic Finance Center (summer 2008)+Put together DJ MSM (Muscat Securities Market) ETF program: Jan 14, 2008+Establish DJIM Newsletter and Recruited Advisory Board Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes Newsletter - Issue #1. +Work with stock Exchanges (Dubai Financial Market, Dubai International Stock Exchange, Bahrain Stock Exchange, Muscat Securities Market, Islamabad stock Exchange, South Asian Federation of Exchanges) for co-branding and Shariah compliant screening, etc.+DJ University Course: Principles of Islamic Investing (1999-2000)+Working with investment banker’s of non-compliant non-financial companies to become Shariah compliant to pass the Islamic Index screens. From 1998 to 2008 (10 years) Co-Founder/CEO @ Vaistra Vaistra Tech Inc. – a NY Based, Global Discovery & Transaction Platform for SDG-Linked Startups and Social Enterprises.We asked ourselves the following nine questions, but wanted one answer, presented visually also on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjJ1lAf63Kqduw4cqLHZyQ:1. How can we best combine our backgrounds to contribute to achievement of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) 2030?2. How can we raise the profile of SDG-linked Startups & Social Enterprises?3. How can we help SDG startups that are unable to get follow on funding and require greater awareness?4. How can we help SDG-linked startups generate and increase sales/revenue via digital store fronts (DSFs)?5. How can we connect responsible consumers to cutting edge sustainable products?6. How can accelerate the responsible consumerism movement to catch up to the better known responsible investing?7. How can we help SDG investor stakeholders, from angel investors to VC firms to accelerators, university incubators, family offices, PE firms, etc., to promote their investments, invest in SDG-linked startups globally, connect with like-minded communities, collaborate, and undertake commerce?8. How can we reduce the cost of information search when looking for news and information about SDG-linked Startups?9. How can we provide content, community and ecommerce on one platform for SDG linked startups?Vaistra: A global content, community and ecommerce platform tapping into four global trends: 1. SDGs; 2. Startups; 3. Youth and 4. Responsible Consumerism Greater New York City AreaBoard Member (SDG Focus) @ Riverwood Solutions Inc. Riverwood, http://riverwood.com.sg, is a logistics solution company based in Singapore, and it has been serving local and international SMEs and MNCs through its contract logistics solutions in transportation, storage, and fulfilment. Some of clients include DHL, Singpost, Sephora, Luxola, etc. Riverwood was chosen as the official logistics partner for Amazon Prime Now! Logistics In the e-commerce space, especially for SMEs with special considerations, is an important piece of the puzzle, hence, an exciting opportunity to address their pain points! Responsibility is on adoptions of SDGs into Logistics. From January 2018 to December 2018 (1 year) SingaporeCo-Founder, MD @ globalecomall.com Ecommerce marketplace platform for sustainable products and services, as verified by third parties.Responsible consumerism is as important to responsible investing (ESG) if we are to achieve the SDGs. From April 2016 to August 2016 (5 months) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Klein Maus Shire
Business Development Officer
1996 to 1998
1994 to 1996
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Advisory Board (SDG)
Greater New York City Area
1996 to 1996
Mentor, UN SDGs
HUDSON HILLS ACADEMY
Director, UN SDGs
Greater New York City Area
Advisory Board Member
May 2019 to November 2019
Mentor (SDG Startups)
October 2017 to December 2018
Co-Founder & CEO
April 2014 to February 2017
Global Head, Islamic Finance & OIC Countries
February 2009 to March 2013
Dow Jones Indexes (Islamic & Sustainability)
1998 to 2008
Greater New York City Area
Riverwood Solutions Inc.
Board Member (SDG Focus)
January 2018 to December 2018
April 2016 to August 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What company does Rushdi Siddiqui work for?
Rushdi Siddiqui works for Klein Maus Shire
What is Rushdi Siddiqui's role at Klein Maus Shire?
Rushdi Siddiqui is Business Development Officer
What industry does Rushdi Siddiqui work in?
Rushdi Siddiqui works in the Venture Capital & Private Equity industry.
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