CEO, Crescent Rating & HalalTrip
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 11 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.
He was listed among the 20 “Life Power List 2016” of Singapore’s Straits Times and recognized as one the “Top 50 Leaders of the Islamic Economy by Islamica 500”.
Fazal completed the Executive Program from Stanford University & the National University of Singapore, Strategic Leadership Development Program from Ashridge Management School and International Management in Telecoms Industry from London Business School. He has an International Masters in Management from Management School of Lyon, Master’s Degree in Computer Applications and Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications. He also has a Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.