Tariq 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 multichannel 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 also has impressive contributions in the nonprofit world. He is a board of director at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and of the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). He also is a board of director at the National Association of Asian MBA (NAAMBA) and Ascend, which is the largest Asian American professional organization. Tariq is also board of trustee at the Stratford University, VA. 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 Strategy, Social Media, Public Relations, and C-Suite Leadership.

Previous Speaking Engagements:

•Harvard Business School SABA Conference

•Harvard HPAIR Conference,

•GAMA Annual LAMP Meeting •NAIFA Annual Conference

•Annual Asian Diversity Conference

•Ascend Annual Conference

•APAICS Annual Conference

•Columbia University Career Day Conference

•CNN International–World Business, Live Interview.