- The entrepreneur and philanthropist currently heads the FI Investment Group, a private investment holding company.
President Joe Biden has appointed Indian American Frank F. Islam to the Commission on Presidential Scholars. The entrepreneur and philanthropist is among several people named to several boards and commissions on July 15.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the President to select and honor the Presidential Scholars. Commissioners are selected from across the country, representing the fields of education, medicine, law, social services, business, and other professions
Islam currently heads the FI Investment Group, “a private investment holding company that he founded after he sold his information technology firm, the QSS Group in 2007,” according to a White House press release. He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils. He is also the author of two books: “Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again” and “Renewing the American Dream: A Citizen’s Guide for Restoring Our Competitive Advantage.”
In 2018, Islam established the Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship which was created “to address an increasing civic engagement deficit in the United States and around the world, and to enhance the concept of citizenship for the challenges and opportunities of our times,” its website says.
He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.