Ikram Rasid 40, is a self-starter – an aspiring entrepreneur who likes to write about anything that interests him from education to economy, even comedies, or computer programming.
Ikram started off his career in the petrochemicals industry at the age of 25, as an Executive at PETRONAS. Prior to that, he enjoyed studying arts, coding, robotic concepts, and observing Japanese culture between 1997 and 2002 when he was just an “immature” student at Sendai National College of Technology and Oita University, both in Japan.
In 2012, he obtained an MBA (International Marketing) from the Graduate School of Business (GSB) – National University of Malaysia (UKM). This had been achieved despite his active involvement in a number of major projects for the company and nation.
However, nothing can stop someone from doing what is (believed to be the) best in the longest term, which in his case was to take care of his family. In 2014, he made a surprise decision to resign from the company that he loves working for, to accompany his wife who must complete her Ph.D. in Medical (Cardiovascular) Sciences at the Glasgow University, Scotland, U. K.
His best friend once had said, “What you are about to do is a big leap of faith, so remember to ask Allah s.w.t. for His Guidance and Help always!”
In August 2014, Ikram was offered a position as Senior Analyst (North West Europe) for The Petrochemicals Standard (TPS), London and he accepted the offer with the condition that he could perform all the tasks from home. Later in 2015, he turned himself as a digital freelancer involving start-ups in digital consulting, marketing, corporate strategies, advertisement, and computer application development. In 2016, he was offered as Director of Petrochemicals from Athos Risk, an American based analytics company, encouraging ideas and creativity to be developed from home.
Since then he never looked back. Working from home gives the opportunity to repair all the mistakes that he had done in the past (for not being there).
So, as a father, a husband, a son, the eldest brother – he believes that he should embrace all these opportunities while he still can.
His only advice to readers out there who wants to join the mission on seeking the truths i.e. successes in this world and hereafter, please follow Ikram Rasid on WordPress, like his page on Facebook and spread the words. May Allah Guide us all to the straight path.