At present Prof. Ahamed Riaz is working as the Deputy Director and Academic Head at FIMS, Farook College. He is a management faculty and a business professional, with an overall experience of about twenty years in teaching and business management in industries like the chemical industry, Agri-Business, and Banking industry. He is a graduate in Agricultural Science from Kerala Agricultural University, a Master in Business Management, and a Research Scholar in Marketing.
Awarded with Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research – New Delhi, Govt of India) for Business Management in the year 2000, he completed Master’s Degree and Research thesis in the year 2002 and joined the industry by campus placement. UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified in Business Management in the year 2012. He pursued an FDP from IIM-Kozhikode on “Innovative Approaches in Management Teaching” in 2014 and an FDP from IIM-Bangalore in “Blended MOOCs in Management Education” in 2017.
He is certified in Brand Management by London Business School, as well as in Business Strategy by the University of Illinois and in Motivation & Leadership by the University of Michigan.
He has served in various managerial capacities like Cluster Head, Senior Manager, and Territory Manager in companies like Tata Chemicals Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd, MCF Ltd, and Parry India Ltd, at various locations in India like Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kochi.
After an experience of more than a decade in the industry in various managerial positions, he entered into academics and research by pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Management and took up the faculty position at FIMS, Farook College in the year 2013 with additional responsibility as Head of Academics and Placements. He was appointed as the Deputy Director of the institute in 2017. He was the key person behind corporate relations for excellent placement records and MOU of FIMS with Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands for academic and research collaboration. He also led the digital campus initiative at FIMS by an MOU with Great Learning Academy for FIMSedX Platform and enabling the association with Coursera Platform for international certifications for students.
He is also a faculty for Management Development Programs (MDP) for various organizations like Indian Postal Department, Central Warehousing Corporation, Multi Commodity Exchange, Fire & Rescue Department, and Institute for Management in Government apart from handling sessions in various B-Schools. Published articles and research papers in National and International Journals on topics related to Marketing Management, Service Marketing, and Banking & Financial Services. Presented papers and participated as Resource Person for various National and International Seminars on Financial Inclusion, E-Commerce, and Marketing Management.
He is also a business consultant in the area of Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Brand Management, and Financial Strategies for corporates and startups. He is part of the advisory board of several business firms.