THE FOUNDER AND FIRST CEO OF OIC INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTRE
Because a transformational leader is someone who cares about others in the sense that success can only be achieved through collective efforts, Dato’ Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah felt the responsibility to highlight the importance of cooperation between the Islamic countries so that they could benefit from the abundant resources each country has, which in turn ensures prosperity for the people living in those countries. That is why he established the OIC International Business Centre in 2003 to undertake certain activities in collaboration with a number of governmental and privately-owned organisations from different parts of the Muslim world such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Saudi Arabia, the Association of Arab Universities in Jordan, the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade in Morocco, the League of Arab States in Egypt and many others. In just a couple of years Dato’ Raja became well-known in many of the Islamic countries for his determination to bring people together through trade, which has a great potential to bridge the political and cultural differences in order to live together in peace and harmony. A large number of programmes have been implemented by the OIC International Business Centre including the publication of OIC TODAY magazine and many other specialised directories in addition to the organisation of the annual Muslim World Biz.