Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan


Tariq Khan is a published author, globally sought-after keynote speaker, and a recognized business leader who brings a combination of corporate and professional leadership experience along with academic learning. His expertise includes thought leadership, innovative marketing strategy, cultural transformation and the diversity and inclusion arena. He has had a distinguished twenty-year corporate career and has held senior leadership roles at major global Fortune companies, including ING, Nationwide, and MetLife. In his last corporate job, Tariq was Senior Vice President and Head of Market Development at ING.

In 2010, Tariq founded his company, Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) in New York. GDM is a leading management consulting firm that has helped global Fortune companies and coached C-Suites leaders to adapt and thrive in the changing environment. 

Tariq especially enjoys his role as clinical assistant professor of marketing and leadership at New York University’s SPS graduate school. Tariq has been a faculty member at NYU since 2005.

Tariq has equally impressive contributions in the nonprofit world. He serves on the board of directors at the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs and Professionals (OPEN), and Ascend, which is the largest Asian American professional network. He has also served as the chairman of the board of trustees at the Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia until 2022.

 Tariq 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 Certification from Babson College, Massachusetts.

Tariq is an avid global traveler who has visited 65+ countries, Tariq has spoken at major events around the world and shared stages with global CEOs, critical thinkers, and U.S. Presidents. Tariq has recently written a book; Leadership in Changing Times published by a leading U.S. publisher and will be taught at leading universities in the U.S. and around the world.