Iqbal U. Ahmed
Iqbal U. Ahmed is currently serving as the founder and president of Austin Business Consulting Firm. His firm specializes in helping its clients build brands, improve their brand images, correct negative brand images, pursue marketing research studies, and help them develop Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) strategies.
Iqbal previously worked as a Marketing Manager for OSS-Cube Inc., a Houston (Texas) based global company offering digital transformation solutions to fast growing start-ups. His responsibilities included developing strategies for marketing products across US and European markets and strengthening OSS-Cube’s brand image as a leader in target markets. Iqbal’s corporate experience extends to the financial services industry as well. He was a licensed Broker for Fidelity Investments and Wells Fargo. His responsibilities included offering financial solutions to their High Net Worth clients. He was the recipient of the “Excellence in Action Award for Leadership” from Fidelity Investments.
Iqbal earned his BS in Biology (with Honors Thesis) from the University of Texas at Arlington. He later earned his MS in Microbiology (with Thesis) from the University Texas at Tyler. His graduate level research culminated in the development of his master’s thesis, that was funded by the American Heart Association. He later returned to the University of Texas at Arlington and earned his MBA with a specialization in Finance. After working in the IT industry and financial services industry, he realized Marketing was his passion. He is currently completing a MS in Marketing degree at University of Texas at Dallas with a focus in Advertising and Branding. Iqbal is also pursuing a Ph.D, in Executive Business Research with a focus in Marketing at Virginia Tech.
On a personal note, Iqbal enjoys traveling globally and experiencing different cultures. He has run numerous half marathons and participated in a number of cycling events.