The White House recently appointed Smith School Advisory Board member Frank F. Islam to the board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the country’s official export-credit agency. He was also named to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business, a four-year Department of Commerce appointment.
Islam, an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor based in Washington, D.C., began his term as a Smith School board member in July. He is the chairman and CEO of FI Investment Group LLC, an investment firm he founded in 2007. He was the founder and CEO of QSS Group, an information technology company that generated $300 million in revenue. Islam was recently invited to join the advisory board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, an organization of former diplomats, executives and leaders established to promote peaceful resolutions to international conflicts.
Islam is an active philanthropist and his private foundation support educational and cultural causes in the United States and India. He also is author of the recent book, “Renewing the American Dream.”