Assistant Professor, Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research
Umar Farooq is currently an Assistant Professor with the Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and
Research, Mumbai where he teaches subjects in the domain of finance. He is also associated as a
trainer with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In the past, he has worked with Centre for
Monitoring Indian Economy as an Industry Analyst. He also undertook consulting assignments
with Deutsches Asienforschungszentrum (DAfz) and Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) India. At DAfz, he
developed an economic model for Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) to help them understand
the potential economic losses it will suffer due to adverse Transnational NGO campaigns. At D&B,
he prepared sectoral reports to apprise its clientele of the prevalent economic risks in various
industries of the Indian economy.
Academically, Umar Farooq holds a Masters in Management Studies from the University of
Mumbai, specializing in Finance. He is pursuing his Doctoral Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj
Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He also received complete scholarship from University
of Luxembourg for a Certificate Course in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance. Umar Farooq
has published and presented research papers in conferences and has reviewed books.
These TED talk-style presentations will highlight businesses and social entrepreneurs that embody Islamic ethics and seek to leverage Muslims’ talent and resources. It will be an inspirational evening with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs.