Fazal BahardeenFounder & CEO, Crescent Rating

After an 18-year corporate career, Fazal decided to venture into entrepreneurship. Having experienced the difficulty of finding basic faith-based needs as a frequent Muslim traveller, in 2008, he founded CrescentRating in Singapore, in a quest to make travel easier for Muslims. Over the next 10 years, CrescentRating has grown to key markets across the Middle East, South Asia, Western Europe and the rest of Asia. It is now the world’s leading authority on Halal Travel, providing insights, research, consultancy, training & rating services to every sector of the tourism industry from Government bodies to hotels. In 2014 HalalTrip platform was launched along with its mobile app with a vision to become the trusted trip advisor for Muslim travellers. He was listed among the 20 “Life Power List 2016” of Singapore’s Straits Times (Singapore leading English Daily), recognized as one the “Top 50 Leaders of the Islamic Economy” by “Islamica 500” in2015, 2016 and 2017.

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