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Mohammad Saeed Rahman​


Trustee

 

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 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.

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. Rahman received his Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He 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.

Rahman 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. He also previously served on the board of the Institute of Halal Investing.

Rahman has an avid interest in demystifying halal investing and bringing it within the mainstream of the investing industry on a global scale. He was a member of the Reuters panel on Islamic finance in Singapore, and presented his paper on Micro Equity Venture at the Harvard Islamic Finance Forum.

His resourcefulness and love of networking lead him to various investment projects from companion animal pharmaceuticals, to wireless telecommunications, to biotech engineering. He continues to travel extensively in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe.