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Frank F. Islam

Chairman and CEO, FI Investment Group, LLC

Frank F. Islam is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader and thought leader. Frank has a special commitment to civic, educational and artistic causes. In all of his endeavors, he strives to create opportunities that are sustainable and uplifting for humanity — guided by the virtues of hard work, focus, quality, innovation and kindness.

Frank currently heads the FI Investment Group, a private investment holding company that he established in 2007 after he sold his information technology firm, the QSS Group. Frank founded the QSS Group in 1994 and built it from 1 employee to more than 3,000 employees and revenues of approximately $300M before its sale.

Frank now devotes the majority of his time to a wide variety of civic and philanthropic activities. He serves and has served on numerous boards and advisory councils that support the arts, higher education, and civic life. These organizations include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Strathmore Center for the Arts; UN Foundation Global Leadership Council; the U.S. Institute of Peace; Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; American University; George Mason University; Johns Hopkins University (Carey School of Business and the School of Advanced International Studies); and the University of Maryland Smith School of Business.

Frank and his wife Debbie established the Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Charitable Foundation in 2007, and he is the founding chairman of Potomac Charities.

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Frank F. Islam

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