Tariq Khan is the founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing. He is a recognized business leader in innovative marketing strategy, digital marketing, social media, and the diversity arena. Tariq has had a distinguished twenty-year career, and held senior management roles for major global Fortune companies including ING, Nationwide, and MetLife. In his last corporate position, Tariq was senior vice president and head of market development for ING, where he led ING’s strategy to expand growing target markets with multi-channel distribution. Tariq is also credited with developing and supporting the largest and most diverse distribution channel in the financial services industry. He has launched several award winning branding campaigns, marketing programs, and social media campaigns for the African American, Hispanic, Asian and women’s markets. Tariq’s work, interviews and articles have been published in several trade and industry publications. He is a sought-after keynote/notable speaker on marketing, branding, diversity, distribution and sales growth. Tariq has appeared on global mainstream media including CNN International LIVE.
Tariq also has impressive contributions in the non-profit world. He is a board of director at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the largest U.S. organization devoted to scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander American students. He conceived and managed several scholarship events for APIASF students that generated significant fund-raising for APIASF. Tariq is also a board of director at the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), a national non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process. In addition, Tariq is a board of director at the National Association of Asian MBA (NAAMBA) and Ascend, the largest Asian American professional organization. Tariq especially enjoys his role as adjunct professor of marketing and public relations at New York University graduate school. His expertise/courses include Integrated Marketing Communications, Competitive Intelligence, Social Media, Public Relations and C-Suite Leadership. Khan earned a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and advertising from Baruch College, New York, an MBA in marketing and management from St. John’s University, New York, and an Executive Management Certificate from Babson College, MA. He is a frequent speaker at many industry conferences on global marketing, leadership and changing trends.