New York, NY, November 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Rafi-uddin Shikoh, Founder of The DinarStandard™, a growth strategy and intelligence service provider focused on OIC markets, will address attendees at GoldenNetworking.com's Middle East Leaders Forum 2009 (http://www.MiddleEastLeadersForum.com), forum generously sponsored by Qatar Airways and hosted by DLA Piper, on November 20th, New York City. Middle East Leaders Forum 2009, "Challenges and Opportunities", will examine the profound challenges, dynamic opportunities and pressing issues associated with the current economic climate and unprecedented business opportunities in the Middle East.
Mr. Shikoh is Managing Partner and Founder of DinarStandard™, a growth strategy and market intelligence consultancy, focused on the Middle East and the broader OIC markets (Organization of the Islamic Conference). Mr. Shikoh has led the research, analysis and writing of the DS100™ ranking of Top 100 Businesses in the Muslim World, the Top 10 Opportunity Trends, OIC Stock market analysis and many other OIC specific research, articles, and interviews. As an emerging expert on OIC markets, he is regularly quoted in media such as The Economist, Forbes, BrandChannel, Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Khaleej Times, Sabah (Turkey), The Star (Malaysia), Geo TV (Pakistan) and many more. Mr. Shikoh has 12+ years of marketing strategy, e-business strategy consulting and technology management experience with small to Fortune 500 sized companies in the US such as Marsh & McLennan, Hartford, Sun Microsystems, and Thomson Reuters. He has an MBA from UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, and a BSc. in Marketing from Southwest State University, Minnesota, USA. He was born in Pakistan and spent 14 years of his early schooling in the Sultanate of Oman.
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