PDMAcademy was founded by Syed Dr. Faheem Mohammed. Faheem holds the positions of Consultant, Director, Faculty & Trainer across various institutions operating throughout the Caribbean region and internationally.

Explore his background here:

Dr. Faheem Mohammed is a multifaceted professional with extensive experience spanning various industries including finance, technology, education, marketing, sales, business development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

His expertise lies in strategic planning and execution, where he excels in aligning organizational goals with market dynamics to drive sustainable growth and competitive advantage. Additionally, Faheem’s deep understanding of technology futures trends and his role in shaping academic curricula underscore his commitment to innovation and education, while his proficiency in Islamic finance ensures robust governance and regulatory compliance within complex financial landscapes.

Faheem’s impact extends across diverse sectors such as extractive industries, manufacturing, financial services, events and hospitality, education, logistics, and professional services. Through his strategic initiatives in marketing, sales, and business development, he enhances brand visibility and drives tangible growth and profitability.

His entrepreneurial ventures across various domains have honed his skills in resilience, adaptability, and innovation, making him a versatile leader capable of navigating the complexities of today’s business environment with a strategic mindset and hands-on approach to deliver results.

Faheem Mohammed is a seasoned consultant with a proven track record of providing strategic guidance and actionable insights to a diverse range of clients across industries.

Leveraging his multifaceted expertise in finance, technology, education, marketing, sales, business development, innovation, and strategic planning, Faheem excels in driving organizational transformation and achieving sustainable growth.

With a hands-on approach and a keen eye for detail, he collaborates closely with clients to identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and implement tailored solutions that deliver measurable results.

Faheem’s consultative approach is characterized by a deep commitment to excellence, integrity, and client success, making him a trusted partner for companies seeking to thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape.


Strategic & Business Planning Initiatives

  • National Strategic Plan: Vision 2020 National Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago
  • National Strategic Plan: IT Enabled Services Sector for Trinidad and Tobago
  • Strategic Plans: National Research Company
  • Strategic Plans: National Tec-Voc Training Service Provider
  • Strategic Plans: National Community Leadership Council (multiple)
  • Business Plans: National Not-for-Profit (Children in Need)
  • Business Plans: National Not-for-Profit (Gender Equality)
  • Business Plans: National Agri-business Import and Distribution Company
  • Strategic & Business Plan: Logistics and Supply Chain Company
  • Strategic & Business Plan: Tool Rentals Company
  • Strategic & Business Plan: Construction Company
  • Strategic Plans: Private tertiary educational institute (multiple)
  • Business Plans: Niche Fast Food Restaurant
  • Business Plans: Limited Liability Digital Marketing and Technology Service Provider
  • Business Plans: Premium Gym
  • Business Plans: Digital Graphics Design, Installation and Customisation

Islamic Banking & Finance

  • Central to the establishment of key lines of operations, including market research, proposals and presentations to various stakeholders, policies and processes
  • Central to strategic planning and developments for the entire investment portfolio
  • Established investment products and supporting instruments for capital and money market activities
  • Led successful market development in key countries and to various stakeholder groups including regulatory and customer segments
  • Led staff training on operations and customer engagement across various branches of the bank network

Technology Venture Structuring & Solutions Design

  • Technology Strategy and Execution (contracted) for various enterprises in Medical Insurance Application; Food Sector Intermediation; Fast Food Outlet; National Publishing and Advertising Company; Author; Professional Services (Engineering Consultancy)
  • Managed Services: cloud storage; email server migration; mobile platform optimization for Import & Distribution company, Marketing & Advertising Agency; Printing and Publications company.

Digital Business Strategy & Transformation

  • Designed the business and marketing strategy for a national tool rental company (3,150 % growth)
  • Designed the business and marketing strategy for a region-wide logistics and supply chain company (127% growth)
  • Initiated and operationalized partnership agreements with and on behalf of clients with partners in 6 countries throughout the western hemisphere
  • Led the establishment of websites, web educational portals created, numerous clients
  • Led the design of Social Media Marketing Campaigns designed and executed, numerous clients
  • Production of a weekly Radio Programme for major national media network (10 years)
  • Educational Training Content Conceptualisation & Delivery for private educational institute

Business Venture Financing, Investments & Capital Structuring

  • Hydroponics Farm: 4000 weekly production capacity (CapEx TT$100,000)
  • Agricultural Products Import and Sales: Containers monthly (CapEx TT$70,000)
  • Agricultural Products Import: Multiple Containers quarterly (CapEx TT$160,000)
  • Digital Graphics Design and Installation (CapEx TT$25,000)
  • Craft Goods / Artisan Products (CapEx $75,000)

Dr. Mohammed possesses extensive academic experience characterized by a dedication to shaping the future of education and research.

As an educator, Faheem has developed master’s level curricula tailored to meet the evolving demands of various industries. He has supervised diverse research teams and engaged with students from around the globe, fostering a collaborative learning environment both online and in traditional classroom settings.

Faheem’s academic pursuits extend beyond the classroom, with a commitment to conducting groundbreaking research in technology entrepreneurship, strategic foresight, and other emerging fields. His academic endeavors reflect a passion for lifelong learning and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge to drive positive change in society.

Academic & Administrative Leadership

  • Program Director: Master of Information Systems and Technology Management, Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Led functions including curriculum design, faculty and student recruitment across countries, led development of administrative and academic policies and procedures, established a faculty advisory board, stakeholder engagement in and established partnership agreements with industry and professional associations, facilitated and hosted events for industry and national audiences
  • Program Development: Master of Information Systems and Technology Management; Master of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics; Master of International Business; Bachelor of International Business, Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Contributed to development of programs, curricula, proposals and its presentation to various stakeholder groups, facilitation of informational and recruitment events; lecturing on credit courses and workshops.
  • Faculty Advisory Board member: Master Information Systems and Technology Management, Master Institutional Innovation and Effectiveness (Public Administration Transformation), International Master of Strategic Marketing, Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Contributed to review of curricula, school performance, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, evaluation and satisfaction strategies, continuous improvement at course, program and school levels.

Academic & Executive Training

  • Management Information Systems / Technology Systems Driving Competitive Advantage, Executive and International MBA programs, Business School, Regional University
  • Technology Entrepreneurship, Masters Information Systems and Technology Management, Business School, Regional University
  • Design Strategy & Innovation for Technology-based Ventures, International Masters of Business Development & Innovation, Business School, Regional University
  • Business and Management Fundamentals for CIOs, Master of Information Systems and Technology Management, Business School, Regional University
  • Digital & Social Marketing, International Masters of Strategic Marketing, Business School, Regional University
  • ICT For Maritime Operations, Masters of Port and Maritime, Business School, Regional University
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems, Bachelors of International and Sustainable Business, Business School, Regional University
  • AI, Emerging Technologies & The Workplace Workshop, Business School, Regional University
  • Information Technology Management Workshop, Business School, Regional University
  • IT For Healthcare Professionals Workshop, Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, Business School, Regional University
  • Information & Technology Management, Major Regional Financial Institution as part of its Business Management Program, Business School, Regional University
  • ICT for Sustainable Community Development Workshop, Business School, Regional University
  • Growing Your Business through IT Workshop, Professional Certificate in SME Management, Business School, Regional University
  • Social Media Marketing, Professional Certificate, Business School, Regional University
  • Ecommerce, Professional Certificate, Business School, Regional University
  • Ecommerce Module, Academic program, Hospitality Institute
  • Management, Academic program, Undergraduate National University
  • Organisational Behavior, Academic program, Undergraduate National University

Capacity Development & Training (multiple repeat programs)

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Training Modelling and Capacity Building (Research Study)
  • Leadership Development for NGO Executives
  • Leadership Development for Community Activists
  • Leadership Development for Youths
  • Management Development for NGO Executives
  • Technology Management for Healthcare Professionals
  • Digital Marketing for Business Owners
  • Social Media Strategy for Business Owners
  • Social Media Strategy for Marketing Professionals
  • Ecommerce Strategy for Business Owners
  • Economic and Financial Evaluation for Project Teams
  • Life skills for Secondary School Youths

Academic Practicum & Business Plan Advisor / Reviewer

  • Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer Improvement in a Caribbean-based Insurance Company experiencing high employee turnover
  • Feasibility study of wearable technology in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Using Predictive Modelling To Manage Customer Churn in Telecom sector
  • IT Asset Management System for a National Data Management Authority
  • A Digital Transformation Oriented Strategic Plan For IT Professional Network
  • ICT Integration for Teachers at School in Guyana
  • Business Strategy for Technology Hub & National Incubator
  • Business Intelligence driven Customer Segmentation in The Financial Industry
  • Implementation of an EDMS at the Maritime Services Division
  • Registration Process Improvement by Technology Adoption, Financial Investigation Unit
  • Building a Roadmap for Regional Conglomerate’s Information Security
  • Business Intelligence driven Customer Segmentation In The Airline Industry
  • Implementation of a student-wide Communication Application at a Private learning Academy
  • A Data Mining Approach For Customer Retention At Food & Beverage Manufacturing company
  • EduTech Business Plan – Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Operating & Business Continuity, Systems Intervention at International Telecom company
  • Employee Time Tracker at Major Regional Financial Institution
  • Digital Marketing Assessment and Brand Strategy Response of Premium apparel chain
  • Process Improvement Model for Order Management at Major regional ICT Service Provider
  • Identification and Formulation Of Digital Marketing Strategies For Artists’ Association To Promote And Advance The Calypso Artform
  • Mobile 3D Construction in Trinidad and Tobago Business Plan
  • Specialist Business Plan
  • Optimisation Of The Business Intelligence Environment At Electronic Banking Unit of Major Regional Financial Institution
  • Enhancing digital strategies and improving the customer experience at a major airline
  • Maximizing Efficiency of Business Communications Department of Telecom & ICT unit of major regional Conglomerate

Specialized Thesis Supervision (Local & International)

  • Education Technology (New Ventures & Established Institutions – Service Design, Development and Change Management)
  • Venture Start-Up (Technology, Supply Chain, Food & Beverage, Education)
  • Organisational Development – including turnaround and strategy, operations, marketing, technology, HR, Knowledge Transfer and Business Process Redesign interventions for a range of institutions across various sectors (Conglomerates, Government, Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Marketing, Administration, MSMEs)

Other Training Programs

  • Personal Development and Motivation Initiatives – various
  • Mentoring – Business Incubation: Business Development Company
  • Facilitation on Youth Programmes: Executive Education department, Business School, Regional University
  • Personal and Professional Development Initiatives: In Partnership with Community Centre (2006-2010)
  • Part-time lecturer with local professional and academic institutions

Faheem Mohammed is a seasoned entrepreneur known for his dynamic ventures across a diverse array of industries. With a keen eye for innovation and a passion for creating impactful businesses,

He has successfully launched and managed ventures in fast food, events management, professional consulting, training, marketing, advertising, graphics, media, and studio design. Each entrepreneurial endeavor reflects Faheem’s commitment to excellence, adaptability, and visionary leadership.

Through strategic planning and execution, he has navigated the complexities of the business landscape, driving growth and fostering innovation. Faheem’s entrepreneurial spirit embodies resilience, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, making him a standout figure in the entrepreneurial community.

  • Studio & Production Manager – The Upright Way program series on Radio 103.1 FM, 2010 – 2021
  • Independent Financial Advisor – Global Financial Services Limited, Sept 2002
  • Owner / Manager, Faaz Asian Cuisine, Sept 2001 – May 2002
  • Director – Event Management, Lockdown Promotions Limited, Jan 2001 – Aug 2001
  • Consultant / Web Developer – Intron Technologies International, Jul 1999 – Feb 2001
  • Faaz Oriental Supplies – Sales and Distribution Manager Apr 1997 – Aug 1999

Other Professional Contributions

  • Member (Management Specialist) – Constitutional Review Committee, Anjuman Sunnatul Jamaat Association (ASJA) 2022 – 2024
  • Member (ICT PRO Sub-committee) – Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Member (Academic) ISACA – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Member (Associate) IEEE – Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member (Past) Strategic Management Society

Dr. Mohammed’s employee career spanned a range of sectors and scales of operations throughout the years, adding a rich blend of administrative, supervisory and strategic experiences to augment other career pursuits.

  • Manager, Strategic Development, Islamic Banking Service, Clico Investment Bank Ltd.
  • Head, Centre for Strategy and Innovation (Consulting Division), Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business / UWI Institute of Business, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
  • Internal Consultant (Marketing), Islamic Banking Service, Clico Investment Bank Ltd.
  • Office Administrator / Secretary, Muslim World League Regional Office Caribbean and Central America
  • Printer (Heidelberg Letterpress & ABDick Offset), Faaz Printing Service

Dr. Mohammed is a versatile academic and professional, boasting diverse training and certifications across multiple disciplines. Faheem’s training encompasses Doctoral studies in Leadership & Community, MSc in Strategic Business IT, BSc in Management, and postgraduate certifications in Research & Adult Education and Theology. Faheem also has certifications in Management & Leadership, and Data & Digital domains. Noteworthy certifications include Responsible Conduct of Research and Case Teaching and Case Writing from the Ivey Business School.

Proficient in various data and digital tools such as statistics packages and multimedia software, Faheem also possesses expertise in psychometric assessments, facilitating candidate selection for MBA programs. With a rich tapestry of academic achievements and practical skills, Faheem stands as a testament to dedication and excellence in academia and professional development.


  • Present: Doctor of Business Administration (Leadership, Institutional Performance and Culture), Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (graduand)
  • MSc. Strategic Business Information Technology, University of Portsmouth
  • BSc. Management Studies, University of London, London School of Economics
  • Dip. Th., Markaz al Ihsaan
  • Dip. Th. Haji Ruknuddeen Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Cert. University of Teaching and Learning, University of West Indies, St. Augustine

Other Training / Certifications

Research & Adult Education

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (Citi Ethics Program)
  • Case Teaching and Case Writing (Ivey Business School)
  • Problem Based Learning (Univ. of Delaware)

Management & Leadership

  • Model Thinking – University of Michigan (Coursera)
  • Game Theory – Stanford University (Coursera)
  • Technology Entrepreneurship (Stanford & Venture Labs)
  • Principles of Management Consultancy (CICMC)
  • Leadership Forum (bp, Evolve, Lok Jack GSB)
  • Leadership Training Program (14th Int’l) (Int’l Islamic University Islamabad)
  • Imams and Da’iyahs Training Program (Ibn Saud Islamic University)

Data & Digital

  • Statistics and Data Packages: SPSS, STATA, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, [Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI]
  • MultiMedia Packages: Adobe (Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition), Audacity, Camtasia, Virtual DJ
  • Web Design and Development (4 Sight Technologies)
  • Other Notable: Linux (Ubuntu, Kali), MS (Project, Visio, Office), MindMaps (The Brain, FreePlane)

Other Competence Areas

  • Psychometric Assessments: Selection and Evaluation of Instrument relative to competencies; interpretation of reports for development and selection of candidates for the MBA Programs.
  • Islamic Finance: Theological principles and Governance standards; modes of intermediation; instrument and service structuring; ICT development for Islamic finance and banking; staff training and business management; credit screening; investment campaigns and stakeholder engagement
  • Information Technology: Business Application Analysis; Strategic IT Planning; Systems Analysis and Design; Website Planning and Development; IT Training (management and administration aspects)
  • Project Management: Multiple-Projects Management; Project Planning and Development (including Budgeting); Project Implementation; Project Monitoring and Control; Managing Project Teams
  • Change Management: Organisation Development – New Markets / Products; Joint Ventures & Alliances; Acquisitions; Organisational Restructuring – ‘Right-sizing’; Systems Re-engineering; Functional Audits & Analysis

“In terms of knowledge and skill, you are on par and above in some cases in respect to competitors.”

Executive Director, Regional NGO

“He had a wealth of knowledge that he was able to apply “across the board”, with a practical and logical approachideal for a student who was thinking of starting their own business, such as myself.”

Process Plant Engineer

A Message from our Founder

In my journey across various sectors, I’ve experienced the challenges of balancing work and study firsthand. It’s never been easy, but the hands-on experience has been invaluable. I’ve encountered situations where less qualified individuals hold authoritative positions, creating a frustrating environment of egos and insecurities. Despite facing adversity, I’ve learned to navigate through, sometimes walking away and other times finding alternative solutions to stay afloat in the competitive landscape.

As an executive and entrepreneur, I’ve weathered storms of pressure and financial constraints. Juggling family responsibilities while striving for professional success has been demanding. Yet, amidst the chaos, there have been moments of fulfillment. Hearing how my insights have positively impacted others’ journeys is humbling. It’s this drive to make a difference that fuels my commitment to initiatives like PDMA, where we strive to offer practical solutions to professionals seeking to navigate their own paths to success.

“At PDMA, we understand the struggles firsthand. Our courses are designed to provide targeted solutions, minimizing the time spent searching for answers and maximizing the time invested in building a brighter future.”

Dr. Faheem Mohammed

Founder / CEO PDMAcademy

By empowering individuals to take control of their professional development, we aim to foster a community of resilience and growth, where every individual has the tools they need to thrive in their careers and beyond.