By Ayub Khan, TMO
|Frank Islam, left, shakes hands with President Obama.|
Prominent entrepreneur and investor Frank F. Islam has been nominated to the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsâ€™ Board of Trustees by President Barack Obama.
He is the Chairman/CEO of FI Investment Group LLC (FIIG), an investment firm he founded in 2007.
Previously, Mr. Islam was the founder and CEO of QSS Group. QSS Group was an Information Technology company which generated revenue of $300 Million. Through QSS, Mr. Islam garnered multiple industry awards for leadership, entrepreneurship and excellence. In 1999, Mr. Islam was recognized by Ernst and Young as Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year. The US Small Business Administration selected him as the Small Business Person of the Year of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area in 2001.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) National Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the Advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mr. Islam serves as a member of the Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). He also serves as a member of the advisory board of the University of Maryland-Smith School of Business.
The Azamgarh, India, born Frank (Fakhrul) Islam holds a B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. A well-known philanthropist whose private foundation supports educational, cultural and artistic causes worldwide.