201. Faisal Masood (Founder, American Muslim Consumer Conference)

Faisal Masood is the founder of the American Muslim Consumer Conference  (American MuslimConsumer.com). AMCC aims to understand and address the needs of American Muslim Consumers and promote companies/entrepreneurs who are developing products for this market. Its vision is to highlight and promote awareness of the American Muslim consumer, their buying power so that the market can gain some visibility and presence in mainstream media, the advertising industry and influence companies to develop products and services meeting the needs of Muslims. It is the only platform for industry professionals to examine this potent market sector and explore its rich potential.
AMCC participated in the 6th World Halal Forum, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year where thought leaders from around the world converged to focus on the conference theme ,”The Power of Values in Global Markets”. Faisal Masood was on a panel discussing the “Major Trends in the Global Halal Marketplace”. In addition, Faisal is also co-founder of MLink (www.theMLink.com), a networking platform for connecting Muslim professionals, businesses, and communities.
Faisal has more than 20 years of management consulting, business management, entrepreneurship and sales management experience. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1996.  Faisal was one of the founders of pcWonders.com, which was sold to Buyitnow.com in 2000.  PcWonders.com was primarily engaged in the sales of technology and electronics products to small businesses and consumers and had an annual sale of approximately $80 Million.
He is active in the community and has organized many fund raising events to support relief and humanitarian activities of Islamic Relief. MLink was awarded the 2010 Partnership Award by Islamic Relief as a major fundraising partner. Faisal was also an adjunct professor at the School of Business, Rutgers University, New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. Currently he works for a major financial company in New York.

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