Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology

Ziff-Davis Enterprise

“Faisal Hoque, the entrepreneur and innovator, was born in Bangladesh and found

himself in the boardrooms of Fortune 100s by the time he was 27.”

Marshall Goldsmith

#1 Leadership Thinker in the World

About Faisal


aisal Hoque is a student of life, entrepreneurship, and humanity. As a child, he lived through war and famine. In college, he worked as a graveyard shift janitor where he was introduced to mindfulness. A serial entrepreneur since the early 90s, he has been traveling the world of innovation, cutting edge technology, and global businesses. His more than two decades of thought leadership stems from exploring the intersection of humanity, science, and technology. Leading companies, government agencies, and academic institutions across the globe leverage his work regularly.

He holds a strong belief that it is through knowledge sharing that we may provide the greatest clarity on how to improve our collective future. As a globetrotter, he is passionate about nature, people, culture, music, and design, and he loves to cook.

“I am originally from Bangladesh. When I was in High School, I did a lot of reading that were written in Bengali, my native language. It is a derivative of Sanskrit. There were a lot of mindfulness, Buddhist, Sufi, and Hindu influences in what I was reading. Many years later, when I was in Japan for the first time, I took a detour; and traveled through various parts of the country that tourists just don’t visit. I ended up at a Buddhist Monastery and it triggered a profound internal transformation.” 

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