Muslim Urban Professionals

Connecting the World's Leading Muslim Professionals

Muppies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and advancing Muslim business professionals to be leaders in their careers and communities.

Our mission is to create a global community of diverse individuals who will support, challenge, and inspire one another by providing a platform for networking, mentorship, and career development.

To learn more about membership criterion and target fields, please see the Muppies Application.

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Our Story

In 2006, a group of friends came together to help fulfill a void in the Muslim community.

Fresh out of college and working to advance their careers, they noticed that Muslim professionals who were on leadership tracks in business, entrepreneurship, government, non-profit etc., had difficulties forming a network that would help them navigate their careers.  They knew they weren’t alone in this journey.

There were many Muslims in similar paths that could offer practical advice that would help other Muslims take the right steps and make the most of their careers because, while strong skills and hard work were key determinants for career advancement, networking and mentorship are key stepping stones.

Nothing existed to connect Muslim professionals across professions, industries and countries for this purpose. So if it didn’t exist, then why not create it? Why not establish a platform that would help build a community of like-minded professionals, an invaluable support network that would challenge one another and provided career advice, job-search help, and professional insight?

With this vision in mind, Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies) was founded.

Growing from a simple Google group of 50 professionals to a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization of over 2,400 members in at least 22 different countries, Muppies offers:

Access to selective job opportunities

A global listserve and member database

Acceptance into top MBA and other graduate programs

A global network of talented and enthusiastic professionals

Opportunities to mentor college and high school students

Career development webinars and professional events around the globe

Muppies is driven by the desire of our members to help each other, to lift each other up and to serve as ladders for one another so that the Muslim professional community can advance together. This is the essence of Muppies. This is our story.

Our People

Naiel Iqbal


Naiel is an investment professional at Tiger Global Management, a New York based hedge fund. He was previously an Analyst at Caxton Associates, a macro hedge fund. Prior to this, he worked as a Portfolio Manager in Proprietary Trading at J.P. Morgan in New York. He started his career in the Special Situations group at Deutsche Bank. He has been involved with Muppies since its inception.  He also serves on the Board of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the front-lines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.  Finally, he is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Education: BS, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Asad Zubair

Director of Operations

Asad brings to Muppies a wealth of diverse experience in business that he utilizes daily to advance Muppies mission and core goals. Asad is an Account Manager – Business Financial Services at RBC Royal Bank of Canada, where he manages a portfolio of mid-sized companies across a variety of industries. outside of work, Asad led the development of Nesclick, an online platform that empowers homeowners with a suite of real estate services by improving transparency and significantly reducing fees associated with selling & buying homes. By virtue of these roles and their diversity, Asad has acquired deep understanding of how to drive results in era of digital disruption.  He is currently based in Toronto.

Education: BA, York University /  Financial Modeling and Valuation Analysis, IBI

Haseeb Chowdhry

Director of Programming

Haseeb is currently Vice President of Wall Street Prep’s newly formed financial consulting practice. He advises firms on valuation, provides transaction support, develops complex financial model and business analytics.

Through his own consulting practice, Trivium Global, Haseeb has advised publicly traded and private companies across real estate, transportation, fintech, retail, and education technology sectors on capital raising, strategic planning, M&A and restructuring initiatives.

Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Haseeb was an Assistant Vice President in the Strategic Analytics team at Barclays Wealth focused on streamlining operations and increasing profitability for various fee-based and transactional asset management businesses. Prior to Barclays, he served as a Senior Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies focusing on maritime transportation companies, developing an expertise in unique LBO and capital raising structures. Immediately after graduation, Haseeb helped establish a Shariah-compliant financing subsidiary for Edible Arrangements International, Inc.

Education: BS, Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University

Mahrukh Tahir

Director of Marketing

Mahrukh is an Assistant Brand Manager at PepsiCo Foods Canada. In her current role, she leads the company’s shopper marketing agenda for Western Canada as well as the company’s largest bi-annual sales conference (held across 3 provinces). Prior to her current role, Mahrukh was a District Sales Manager at PepsiCo, where she led 15+ associates to deliver exceptional top-line sales performance. Mahrukh has had a number of experiences working with non-profit, crown, and public sector organizations in a broad range of industries. Throughout her career, Mahrukh has focused on delivering a positive societal contribution and has led two research projects related to SROI and micro-finance which have served to influence policy changes in Alberta.

Education: BCom, University of Calgary

Nabeel Ali

Director of Member Engagement

Nabeel is a technology professional based in New York City.  He currently works at MongoDB, a hyper-growth software company ($MDB, IPO 2017), helping build their global GTM strategy.  He previously served as a Product Lead at Harvard University, developing AI software to improve disease detection in patient imaging.  Nabeel’s work is published in peer-reviewed academic journals and he has received multiple awards for leadership in technology innovation.

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Carmille Lim

Global Programs & Operations Consultant

Carmille Lim is a former nonprofit executive and has substantial experience in government relations, public policy analysis, media relations, capacity building, and organizational development. Carmille most recently served as executive director of Common Cause Hawaii where she oversaw the state chapter’s lobbying, fundraising, and community outreach activities.

Carmille calls Honolulu, Hawaii and Seattle, Washington home. She is based in Los Angeles, California and is an active member of the Ebell Club of Los Angeles and the National Association of Asian American Professionals.

Education: Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan

Linda Amrou

Event Consultant

Linda is currently the Program Officer for the Columbia University’s Global Centers in New York. She is responsible for establishing research and education-based programming and partnerships that deepen engagement and foster a dynamic atmosphere of global intellectual inquiry, creativity, and impact both on campus and cross-collaboratively with the Centers worldwide.

After earning her JD, she practiced at an immigration law firm where she focused on family reunification and human rights-based litigation. She previously served as President of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) where she lectured internationally, contributed to academic articles, and organized programming that served thousands of students from more than 500 institutions and over 80 countries across the globe. Linda has also served as a human rights observer at the 9/11 Commission Hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She is a U.S. Department of State Gilman Scholar, recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, and was also awarded a full-ride scholarship through Center for Global Understanding and the Washington Center to serve at the United Nations World Health Organization.

Education: JD, concentration in international law, the University of Toledo


East Coast Advisor


Altaf Ghori

West Coast Advisor

Altaf is a Director of Sales at Moody’s Analytics.  He has over fifteen years of business development and strategy experience in software, data and analytics for financial services.  Previously he worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence and Numerix.  He started the San Francisco Muppies Chapter and is a volunteer for Indian Muslim Relief & Charities.  

Education: BS, Arizona State University; MBA, Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California


MBA Mentoring


This position is currently vacant





Zaid Haque


Zaid is a Consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice.  Zaid seeks to combine his passions and experience in engineering and business strategy to improve healthcare on a global scale.

Education: BS, Rice University

Alvina Patel

Outreach Director

Alvina works at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) within the Transaction Services Deals practice. She is a CPA who spent a number of years at Ernst &Young’s Assurance practice prior to her current role at PwC.

Education: MSA, BS, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Rais Laique

Events Director

Rais is an Associate at BMO Capital Markets in the Fixed Income and Currencies Markets. Prior to joining BMO, Rais worked for U.S Bank in the Structured Products division as a Principal Modeler. Rais has lived in Nova Scotia, New York, and Ontario.

Education: BA, Ryerson University; MA, Ryerson University; Post-Baccalaureate in Finance, Northwestern University

Ismail Ali

Events Director

Ismail works in Data Operations at Lumere, a healthcare analytics company in Chicago. Prior to joining Lumere as employee number 42, Ismail was employee number 9,000 at Epic, where he worked on the Revenue Cycle implementation team.

Education: BS Economics, University of Michigan

Samiah Iqbal

President Emeritus

Samiah is a Senior Business Analyst in Accenture’s Management Consulting practice specializing in the Utilities industry. Prior to her current role, she interned with Accenture in their Management Consulting Development Program and with The Coca-Cola Company in their Global Marketing division.

Education: BS Business Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology

Uzair Khan


Uzair is an Associate Lead Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, working on virtual reality and mobility within the federal arena. Prior to joining Booz, Uzair worked in IT consulting at the Department of Transportation and Department of Defense and ICO Global Communications, where he played a vital role in the acquisition and merger by Dish Networks. Uzair also worked as a Pre-Sales Engineer in Chicago helping close multi-million dollar deals in data storage and technology.

Education: BS, Purdue University; MS, George Washington University School of Business

Ibi Tayyab

Ibi Tayyab is a Senior Associate at Frontier Solutions, specializing in strategic communications and public affairs strategies. Prior to joining Frontier Solutions, Ibi was an Associate at Outreach Strategists where she supported over a dozen clients in coalition building, grassroots advocacy, and community outreach. Ibi also served in multiple roles on the Muppies Houston Committee before moving to Washington DC.

Education: BS, Texas A&M University – College Station

Matthew Stevens

Matthew is currently a Strategy & Operations Consultant at Slalom Consulting in Washington DC and has over 6-years of experience applying tactical implementation expertise in fast-paced, unstructured environments. Matthew is passionate about advising clients, across various industries, through major transformations by providing creative recommendations. Matthew graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School. After work, Matthew likes to surround himself with the outdoors as much as possible by either running, biking, hiking, paddle-boarding, or cafe hopping.

Education: BA, UNC Chapel Hill

Saad Zariff

Saad is the Vice President of North America at Wahed Invest, a halal digital investment firm that specializes in providing Sharia’h compliant investment products. Saad brings with him over 10 years of experience in the Private Wealth Management space, having worked in UK, Switzerland, Spain and USA. Currently, Saad is involved in managing client relations and product development at Wahed Invest, as well as hosting educational workshops across the country on financial products. During his spare time, Saad likes to entertain family and friends by preparing savory and sweet crepes from recipes he learnt while working as a pancake chef during his college days.

Education: BA, London School of Management




Sania Baqai

Sania is a Senior Analyst at Accenture, where she works on product and marketing strategy, change management, project management, and digital marketing. She is originally from the Bay Area and has prior experience at PwC and Nutanix.

Education: BA, Santa Clara University

Jihad Turk

Jihad is the founding President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, the nation’s first Muslim graduate seminary to offer accredited Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership. Jihad previously served as the Imam/Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, LA’s oldest and largest mosque. He is a sought after national speaker on issues related Islam, Muslims in America, Muslim Reform Movements, Ethical Leadership, and Spiritual and Identity Formation of Youth. Additionally, Jihad has committed himself to building bridges across faith communities to collaboratively address issues of homelessness and poverty.

Education: BA, UC Berkeley; MA, University of Texas at Austin

Ahmad Ashraf

Ahmad is a Certified Public Accountant and a Partner at White Huns. He started his career at Deloitte where he specialized in the healthcare and legal industries. He serves clients throughout Southern California and some of his current and prior clients have been DLA Piper, WellPoint, Inc. Cedar Sinai Medical Center, and Health Net, Inc. Amgen, Inc., and many local law firms and healthcare practices. Ahmad is the Co-Founder of Al-Rasool Masjid, Inc. and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Education: BS, Pepperdine University; MBA, Pepperdine University

Zeba Qureshi


Zeba is a marketing professional at BBC, where she leads global trade marketing and events across BBC World News, BBC.COM and BBC World Service. Prior to joining BBC, she worked at Compass Group in the special events team delivering shows such as the BRIT Awards, Royal Windsor Horse Show, and the Wimbledon Championships.

Education: BSc, Aston University

Amara Ahmed

Vice President

Amara is a Programme Manager at British Telecom, where she leads the PMO office as part of the Transformation programme for Openreach. Prior to working with British Telecom, she was a teacher specialising in special needs education. In her spare time, Amara is an avid vlogger focusing on capturing and sharing journeys of professionals within the Muslim community.

Education: BA, Salford University

Rabia Khokhar

President Emeritus

Rabia is a serial entrepreneur working on her third company. Previously she co-founded Tizaro, a B2B ecommerce startup based in London, that was acquired in 2014 and an e-learning startup focused on providing English language education through the web. Rabia has held multiple roles in the startups she has co-founded including product management and development, content creation, operations and marketing. Rabia has been running the London Committee of Muppies since 2010.

Education: BSc, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ahsan Rahim


Ahsan is an Associate at McKinsey & Co in the Strategy & Corporate Finance practice. Here, he focuses on projects in the private equity/asset management, automotive/industrial and consumer/retail/luxury goods spaces. Prior to joining McKinsey and before business school, Ahsan worked at AllianceBernstein in fixed income and asset allocation/global macro investing.

Education: BA, Grinnell College; MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Mufti Nayeem Ahmed


Mufti is a management and strategy consultant focusing on governance, risk, and leadership for CXOs and Boards. Mufti has served as a global program director, senior strategist, product manager, enterprise architect, portfolio manager, and developer across UBS, Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Thomson Reuters and Stifel. In addition, Mufti co-led the inaugural US Delegation to the World Islamic Economic Forum in Malaysia, featured in a business case by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for leadership and resilience, and participated in the George F Kennan Centennial at Princeton University.
Education: BS, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Executive Management programmes, MIT Sloan School of Mgmt & Said Business School at University of Oxford

Sami Ahmad, P.E.

Marketing Director 

A native New Yorker, Sami is the Project Engineer for the $2.2 billion dollar Hudson-Bergen Light Rail project for Kinkisharyo International LLC. His experience is in light rail vehicle design and managing various vehicle upgrade projects. He has broken with millennial tradition and has been with the company for six and a half years and is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In his free time he likes to ski, play tennis, and archer. Education: BS, Columbia University

Saddmun Ahsan

Marketing Director 

Saddmun is currently a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Previously, he has interned at Unilever (a consumer goods company) and Nomura Securities (a Japan based investment bank). He serves Muppies as the co-marketing director in NYC and as the co-Head of the Consulting program.

Afraz Khan

Events & Community Director

Afraz Khan currently serves on the legal support staff of the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He works alongside attorneys in conducting research and legal administrative work on cases of discrimination primarily in law enforcement, housing and education. Previously, Afraz served as a Community Liaison at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office where he collaborated with elected officials and Community Boards in developing reforms on local issues including affordable housing and access to mental health resources. Education: BA, New York University

Huda Khatoon

Events & Community Director 

Huda is a Cognitive Consultant with the Watson AI team at IBM. Here she uses Machine Learning, Deep learning, and Cognitive Computing to create digital assets specific to enterprise use cases. Huda is driven by growth and has a passion for community building. Education: BA, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Amer Khan

Amer works as a Data Scientist with a FinTech company where he builds predictive machine learning models to solve clients’ (majorly Fortune 500 companies) problems and create innovative technology solutions that drive automation. In the past, he worked with Blackstone Group, LLC a property development and asset management firm; and the Strategy & Innovation Unit at United Nations Development Programme. In his free time, Amer loves traveling and engaging in adventure sports. Education: MS, New York University

Ali Khan


Ali Khan is a Product Configuration Specialist at Philips Health Care where he coordinates the activity of numerous cross functional teams to analyze different medical equipment to optimize product configurations and sales. Prior to working at Philips, Ali worked as a Production Engineer at The Boeing Company where he specialized in high level risk mitigation and analysis.

Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University

Mahrukh Ahsan


Mahrukh works in the Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services network, where she works with clients primarily in the Technology, Information, Communication and Entertainment industries.  Prior to PwC, Mahrukh interned at the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, where she spent three years assisting small- to medium-sized U.S. businesses expand to international markets using government funding to meet federal export initiatives.

Education: BA, Washington State University

Alishba Khawaja

Events Director

Alishba is a Technical Product Manager at Microsoft in Cloud and Enterprise Group, specifically working on solving problems in big data and analytics space.

Education: BS, Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park

Azima Mansuri

Events Director

Azima is a User Experience Designer at Microsoft, currently creating interactive experiences for customers visiting any of the 116 physical stores across 5 countries. Previously, she served as a Design Researcher for the v1 enterprise HR software, Dynamics for Talent as well as a Service Engineer, focusing on BI, telemetry, and data visualization for the retail stores team. Prior to moving to Seattle, she worked in data science, UX design, and design research at Johnson and Johnson. In the remaining 128 hours of her week, you can find her designing visuals for local non-profits and interiors for friends’ apartments, exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and learning new recipes.

Education: BS, Rutgers University

Sana Sareshwala

Events Director

Sana is a Program Manager at Amazon on Marketplace Business, working toward ensuring safe products and sellers are on the Amazon platform. Before her time at Amazon, she was a Program Administrator at Morgan Stanley. She is originally from the California Bay Area, and moved to Seattle June 2015.

Education: BA, Economics and Political Science, University of California Davis

Misbah Uraizee

Co-President Emeritus

Misbah Uraizee is a Product Manager at Microsoft in the Applications & Services Group, specifically working on the Office 365 suite. She’s actively involved in YaleSeattle and the PNW startup community in addition to heading her freelance web development firm,

Education: BS, Yale University

Hina Mahmood

Co-President Emeritus

Hina Mahmood is a Marketing Manager at, specializing in strategies for retail sales and programs (Baby Registry and Amazon Family). Prior to this, she held roles as a Vendor Manager and Brand Specialist in the consumer electronics division at

Education: MPS, Georgetown University BA, Northwestern University

Minhaj Khan

Co-President, San Francisco

Minhaj is a Software Engineer at Salesforce and entrepreneurship enthusiast. Outside of work, he loves planning adventure trips, snowboarding, & playing guitar.

Education: BA, UC Berkeley

Zaib Zaidi

Co-President, San Francisco

Zaib is an ACCA & PMP member working as a Manager at Grant Thornton’s Risk Advisory practice focusing on Internal Audit, SOX consulting projects. Outside of work, he loves following Liverpool FC, U2 and playing his favorite tunes on the guitar.

Anam Ahsani

Events Director, San Francisco

Anam is an Audit Accountant at a boutique accounting firm in San Francisco and her hobbies include painting, networking, ice skating, and hiking.

Education: BA, UC Berkeley

Noreen Ahsan

Events Director, San Francisco

Noreen is an Operations Manager at Cambly, a yCombinator startup focused on helping people practice English. At Cambly, she develops new markets and maintains the tutor community. Prior to joining Cambly, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia. Outside of work, Noreen dances like she’s Bollywood’s Bruno Mars.

Education: BA, Smith College

Abdellatif Abdelfattah

Events Director

Abdellatif is a Software Engineer at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, he worked at Groupon, NASA, and co-founded a startup. Abdellatif is passionate about building bonds between people in the Muslim community and bridging the gap between students and working professionals.

Education: San Jose State University

Benish Shah

Events Director

Benish is the VP of Marketing at Raised Real. Previously, she’s had 10+ years of experience in creating and executing go-to-market strategy for products and new verticals, building brands, and driving growth. She’s also helped lead multiple organizations and initiatives serving communities in New York.

Atif Javed

President Emeritus

Atif is a Data Product Manager at AJ+ and co-founder of Tarjimly, an interpreter service for refugees. He is also on the board of the Bay Area Muslim Writer’s Collective and loves to play soccer in his free time.

Education: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sameed Musvee


Sameed is an investment professional at a multi-billion dollar investment management firm based in San Francisco. Prior to this role, he was an equity research associate at Wells Fargo Securities and an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in New York. Outside of work, Sameed enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons and marathons. Sameed is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

Education: BA, Columbia University

Ammar Shah

Events Director

Ammar is currently an Associate Analyst on the real estate equity research team and National Bank Financial. Prior to this, he worked in fixed income research and trading for a global money manager in Toronto.

Education: Honours BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Asad Nematullah

Events Director

Asad is an Analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., in the mergers and acquisitions group. Prior to joining KPMG, he was a Senior Accountant at KPMG LLP in the real estate practice and is awaiting accreditation of the CA, CPA designation.

Education: BBA, Schulich School of Business – York University, CA,CPA – Expected Accreditation 2017

Rabeea Wajeeha

Events Director

Rabeea is a social entrepreneur. Prior to starting her own business, she worked in the humanitarian sector internationally for a number of years working on projects funded by United Nations and USAID.

Education: BA, Human Resources Management, York University

Waqas Khokhar

Marketing Director

Waqas is a Business Development Consultant at Google. Prior to joining Google, Waqas worked at Indeed, Robert Half, and State Street. He is currently the President of a non-profit called Project Connect.

Education: BA, Business, Brock University

Furaz Ahmad

President Emeritus

Furaz is an Equity Research Associate at BMO Capital Markets covering special situations. Prior this he was an Associate Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in the Structured Finance group.

Education: CFA, CPA, CMA, BA Honours Accounting and Financial Management, University of Waterloo

Tasawar Ulhaq


Tasawar runs a growth strategy and advisory platform, and also holds the responsibility of being the board advisor to Eminence Investments, an Abu Dhabi based family office and MI Ventures, a New York based private equity venture firm. Tasawar was formerly Founder and Managing Partner of Basirah, a boutique consulting firm, where he successfully executed third party business development, placement and consulting services. Prior to establishing Basirah, he set up the Middle East desk of CF Consulting, where he successfully worked with major financial institutions, family offices and sovereign wealth funds across the GCC. Tasawar established his career in London working as a highly technical derivatives consultant to quantitative analyst and financial engineers at leading hedge funds and financial institutions across United Kingdom and Europe.

Education: MEng, University of Bristol

Ridah Sabouni

Vice President

Ridah is the Managing Director in the MENA region for the clean energy consultancy Energetics Incorporated. He led the establishment of Energetics’ Dubai office in late 2015 and is responsible for Energetics projects across the region. Ridah has over 10 years of consulting experience supporting the development of a variety of clean energy technologies, programs, and energy efficiency best practices.

Education: BS, University of California, Davis; MS, University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniel Ahmed

Events Director

Daniel is a Senior Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Office – UAE and works for the world’s first Minister of Artificial Intelligence. He was previously part of the FinTech team at Deloitte UK, where he advised financial services clients on the impact of exponential technologies to their businesses. Daniel is a co-founder of the Islamic Finance & Ethics Society at the University of London, and is currently working with Finocracy to explore and develop solutions that will disrupt the Islamic finance industry.

Education: BSc, King’s College London

Nadia Khan

Membership Director

Nadia is a Finance Controller for DNA Health Medical Center LLC. Previously, she worked in Bank of America’s distressed assets group.

Education: BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; MS, DePaul University

Waseem Rafdeen

Community Director

Waseem is a Senior Manager, Fixed Income and Structured Products at Ajman Bank’s Treasury & Capital Markets Division focusing on fixed income, investments, capital market activities, and structured products. Previously, Waseem was an Investment Analyst at Barwa Bank in Qatar.

Education: BS, DePaul University

Farida Talaat

Marketing Director

Farida is a Public Relations and Marketing professional. She started her career with Burj Al Arab in Dubai and from there moved into PR and Communications. She worked with multinational WPP agencies H+K Strategies and MSLGROUP where she consulted on a number of public and private sector clients. Afterwards, Farida was the PR and Social Media Specialist for Canon ME, managing the brand’s communications function across two geographical regions. Her love for philanthropy saw her elected twice as the Secretary General of an NGO in Dubai.

Education: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, World Media Academy – EMDI Institute of Media and Communication

Member Engagement Initiatives

MBA Program

A two-part program aimed at assisting members gain admission into MBA programs across the nation. This includes a webinar series featuring admissions advice from graduates as well as a formal mentorship program with close to a 1:1  ratio of Mentors to Mentees, fostering an environment for individual, tailored advice. We have strong representation from all leading programs including (but not limited to) HBS, Wharton, MIT, Chicago Booth, and Northwestern Kellogg.

Local Events

Muppies hosts professional development and networking events in select cities, ranging from large panel events of 80+ attendees to intimate, roundtable discussions with a local industry leader. On average over 100 events are hosted globally every year


Active email list with job opportunities, education and information sharing, request for data and insights, and opportunities to connect with Muppies members globally. In any given month, over 100 emails are sent over the listserv.

Student Initiatives

Investment Banking Program

Aims to prepare college juniors for the investment banking internship recruiting process by connecting qualified students with mentors working at top tier investment banks and trading firms. Over 40 students have been placed at top-tier banks including JPMorgan, Evercore, Moelis & Company and Goldman Sachs

Consulting Program

Provides high potential college seniors with a series of webinars related to the consulting recruiting process as well as dedicated mentors at top tier consulting firms.

Summer Intern Program

Connects summer interns with Muppies members in the city they are interning in through various welcome events as well as a mentorship program. Approximately 200 students have participated in the program since its inception.

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