Local businessman Naeem Arif selected to sit on the Forbes Business Council to share his knowledge and insights about Customer Experience and Retail industry.

Naeem Arif of NA Consulting, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Arif was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience in the Retail and Customer Experience sectors. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honours.

We are honoured to welcome Naeem into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.

As an accepted member of the Council, Naeem has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Naeem will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Arif, is a Director at United Carpets and NA Consulting, a Customer Experience consultancy based here in Birmingham. He is also part of the Exec Committee for the Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce (part of the GBCC) and the chair of the Midlands Retail and Hospitality Forum, was naturally delighted with the announcement.

“There is a lot of great innovations and stories happening in our region, that should be shared on the world stage and this is my chance to make that happen. When I was first interviewed, I didn’t expect this honour, but now I can’t wait for my first articles to be shared”.

The iconic American business magazine is globally recognised for its articles on business, industry and marketing, with annual features such as ‘Forbes 400’, ‘30 under 30’ and the ‘Worlds 100 most powerful women’.  Their readership is reported to be over 40 million monthly visitors.


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.



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