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Mr. Arif Buhary Rahman, is an innovative and resourceful professional with more than three decades of diversified experience in senior business management, information technology, real estate, construction, bulk trade and educational verticals.
Mr. Arif Buhary Rahman completed his schooling at Crescent Matriculation School founded by his father in the Vandalur campus. He is a B.Com graduate from the University of Madras and completed his post-graduate Master of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance at Northrop University, Los Angeles. Born as the eldest son of Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman (He was one of the 24 Indians to feature in The 500 Most Influential Muslims, an annual publication that ranks the most influential Muslims in the world.). Mr. Arif followed in the footsteps of his father and spearheaded the transformation of many companies, leading them into key markets including InfoTech, Real Estate and Healthcare and formalizing the business strategy.
It is his 'can-do' attitude that empowered him to handle numerous challenging tasks in his career. ETA-Ascon Group of Companies, which was co-founded in 1974 by Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman was an Indo-Arab joint venture that grew to be a $5 billion enterprise in 2012. As a board member, he oversees a diversified company as a multifaceted enterprise by venturing into engineering, construction, shipping and maintenance.
Soon after, he established an IT company BiTech (Bhari Information Technology Systems), in 1988 in India. In 1989, he launched Transworld Information Systems (TIS) in Iselin, New Jersey, USA and was the Founder President of TIS. TIS had offices in Santa Clara in Silicon Valley and Schaumburg, Illinois. He was one among the few Indians to have secured a place in the Silicon Valley in such early times.
The success he achieved in the IT sector encouraged him to open up branches of BiTech in Singapore in 1994 and in Malaysia in 1995, offering IT services and IT product solution services.
Mr. Arif Buhary Rahman's business regime further continued to widen through Buhari Holdings Pvt. Ltd., in India in 1989, and Chennai City Centre and Buhari Holdings International Ltd.UAE. in 2006. Star Triviton, a joint venture company between ETA Star Healthcare and Trivitron India (one of the top Medical devices and distribution companies of India), was established in 2005 to be a preferred technology company in the Mena region. Star Metropolis, a medical pathology company, was established in the year 2006 as a joint venture between ETA Star Healthcare and Metropolis Health Services India as a reference lab for the Mina region.
The famed real estate project Dubai Lifestyle City (DLC), which was launched in 2006 in Dubai, is a mixed-use real estate project with JW Marriott. Later, he started Alphazone Company in Malaysia and Alfa Resources Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, in 2014.
He holds various portfolios in non-profit making establishments such as the Chairman, Seethakathi Trust, which manages four educational institutions; and president of All India Islamic Foundation that runs five educational institutions, two Children Homes in Chennai and Madurai.
Mr. Arif Buhary Rahman is currently the Chancellor of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology is situated in Vandalur. It could be said that his life has come a full circle on becoming the Chancellor in the same campus where he completed his schooling. The son of the soil has indeed returned home, where his vast and rich experience shall guide in promoting this renowned institution as a sought after destination for students across the globe.
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