Rafi-uddin is passionate about empowering organizations to become global brands with socially responsible impact and solving for limited global innovations coming from Islamic economies. He is currently focused on driving the confluence of global innovations and prioritized global social impact needs.
Since 2008, Rafi-uddin has been building DinarStandard into a strong research and predictive analytics-driven advisory platform serving multi-national corporates, government agencies, and investment firms from over 12 countries. He has spoken at over 70 conferences worldwide, including at institutions like Oxford University, Harvard University, and the International Islamic University Malaysia, and achieved over 1,500 global media mentions including The Economist, CNN, Fortune, and the BBC.
Rafi-uddin’s portfolio of projects includes innovation workshops for the Dubai Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future. He is also the lead author of the Government in 2071 Guidebook in addition to the annual State of the Global Islamic (Halal) Economy Report, among other publications.
Prior to DinarStandard, Rafi-uddin has had 15 years of marketing strategy, e-business strategy, and technology management experience with small to Fortune 500 ranked companies. He was Vice President with Marsh Inc, a global risk-brokerage firm, where he led and successfully delivered multi-million dollar knowledge management and marketing technology related initiatives. He had previously served as a Senior e-Business Consultant at a Boston based firm. In addition, he has also served as a Marketing Director for a communications training and sports media consulting company.
Rafi-uddin received his MBA from UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina and a BS in Marketing from Southwest State in Minnesota.