Dr Rushdi Siddiqui

Dr Rushdi Siddiqui

Co-Founder and CEO
iPortal.Live Sdn.Bhd.

Rushdi Siddiqui, a US Citizen, is a proven international executive with 25 plus years of experience, work and travel, in 25 emerging market (Muslim majority) countries with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and consulting/advising/mentoring roles on solutions.

He been recognized as top 50 global Islamic finance personalities, 2015/19 Islamica500.com; featured in a chapter in book called Leaders in Islamic Finance,  has over 25 international awards; lead team to create world’s Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, including Islamic Sustainability Index; lead team at Thomson Reuters to create world’s first Islamic Inter-bank Benchmark Overnight Rate (IIBOR), SAMI Halal Food index;  Mentor at Singapore based VC firm, www.questventures.com, for Islamic economy start-ups/SDGs; Vice Chairman of www.oneagrix.com (B2B halal E-comm platform); former advisor at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance; former member on the Islamic Finance advisory Board of Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC); former member on Malaysia’s Securities Commission International Islamic Advisory Committee; former Mentor at McKinsey YLA in Malaysia, Advisory Board member at Malaysia based IFN Fintech, etc.

He is a co-founder/CEO of www.vaistra.co, a global content and ecommerce platform for start-ups linked to the UN SDGs, to address the high information search costs of sustainable products to responsible consumption, and vice versa. He has introduced a virtual course and accelerator, Start-ups & UN SDGs: Why You Should Care to Lead, at https://www.mams.ac.in/ in Kerala, India, for MBA students.  He recently launched the global Islamic economy education and application platform, connecting ambition to knowledge to action in Malaysia.  

He actively comments and posts of social media on blockchain, SDG linked start-ups, sustainability, Islamic finance, impact investing, Waqf, etc. He has spoken in over 300 conferences to media interviews to by-lined articles in Islamic finance, halal industry, venture capital, start-ups, sustainability, etc.  


Dr Rushdi Siddiqui will be appearing in the following sessions:

Takeaway Panel – HALAL Supply Chain. The opportunity!
LogiSYM Malaysia 2021: Malaysia Day 1 - 28th July 2021, 16:15–17:00, Interactive Panel Discussion

Expert Panel – Halal supply chain technology – halal blockchain, traceability, and security
LogiSYM Malaysia 2021: Malaysia Day 1 - 28th July 2021, 14:30–15:15, Interactive Panel Discussion

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