Founder & Chairman::
New York City entrepreneur and philanthropist Ali Naqvi has launched and developed companies in various industries. Real Estate, Commodities, International Trade, Hospitality and Tech are a few of these business areas. One such company is Yo se! which in the Spanish language translates into "I know!" which he founded by in 2011. The company's purpose is to provide the growing Hispanic population of 52 Million in North America, with financial education services.
Ali also served as Vice~President of Business Development for one of the Top 25 Pharmaceutical Marketing Companies in the country, Interactive Network for Continuing Education (INCE), based in Cranbury, New Jersey. INCE's client roster included Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Genentech, Amgen, Abbott, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and other top Pharma as well Biotech companies.
Ali also sits on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (www.ffeu.org). Ali Naqvi was invited by Def Jam Records Founder, Russell Simmons and Chairman of World Jewish Congress, Rabbi Marc Schneier, to lend his talents to this Board, in 2008. He serves as the youngest member of this distinguished board alongside Billionaire, Alexander Mashkevich and Hollywood Guru of Public Relations, Ken Sunshine. The purpose of the Foundation is to combat anti~semitism and Islamophobia in the same breath as well as strengthen Muslim~Jewish relations, globally. Ali lends his intellectual capital to the Foundation and also hosts Benefits to raise funds for this noble organization's charitable programs.
The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding has educational programs on 6 continents and has the involvement of individuals such as President Bill Clinton, Jay~Z, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, President Shimon Peres of Israel, Manhattan Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg and Jamie Foxx, just to name a few. Ali co~hosted a special panel discussion with Chelsea Clinton in Manhattan in the Spring of 2012.
Ali has recently created a World Ambassadorship Program for the Foundation which will appoint celebrities to countries around the globe to advocate the Foundation's message of creating understanding between Muslims and Jews. Kiera Chaplin, actress and model, who is granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, has been appointed as Ambassador to Switzerland. Jay Sean, famed music artist has been appointed as Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Ali served as Chairman of the 2013 Young Leadership Benefit which raised funds for the Foundation and was graced by notable individuals such as Soledad O'Brien of CNN who spoke at the Benefit, Q-Tip, Jay Sean, Ndaba Mandela, and Kiera Chaplin amongst others. The Benefit was covered in The Wall Street Journal, in an article entitled "Peace at the Penthouse". It was also featured in Andy Warhol's publicaton, "Interview Magazine" as well as MTVdesi.com.
He has studied at American, Georgetown and Oxford Universites, where he earned the prestigious Oxford University Academic Excellence Award in 1997. Ali was also given an Outstanding Leadership Award by Governor Christie Todd Whitman of New Jersey. In that same year, he also received "The Extraordinary People Award" by the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The New York Times wrote a glowing profile on him, in an article entitled "Chasing The Future".
Ali's commitment to democratic ideals, public service and philanthropy developed at an early age, when he was 14 years old and was the youngest aide to Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC, and eagerly wanted to give back to the United States which has given his family so much freedom, opportunity and happiness.
Russell Simmons has said about Ali:: I'm in awe of Ali's charisma, innovative way of thinking, and determination to achieve whatever he sets his mind to, no matter what the odds...he's a true winner in my eyes. " Busta Rhymes has shared "I want to thank you again for all of your incredible efforts in helping represent my art....so prestigiously....you have definitely been God sent and I'm very grateful to you beloved..."
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Sean Kelly (Bio forthcoming)
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