BENEFITING: J/P Haitian Relief Organization
ORGANIZER: J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Morad Fareed is an NY-based entrepreneur and former athlete. He is the co-founder of Delos, the pioneering real estate development company, and also the co-founder of the Phoenix Soccer Stadiumin Haiti. His career began in financial services with Goldman Sachs and later, First Manhattan Consulting Group. While an NYU student in 1999, he co-founded a successful telecommunications startup called ICS Inc., focusing on the emerging Voice-over-Internet Protocol technology.
Switching his focus to real estate, Fareed joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide where, throughout his tenure, he worked on more than 40 real estate development deals and helped initiate and develop the strategic blueprint for forming the industry’s first green hotel brand, Element by Westin.
In 2004, Fareed took a break from his professional career to join the first Palestinian national soccer team in its quest to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. Although Palestine did not qualify for the World Cup, Fareed earned three "caps", honors awarded by FIFA, for his work on the team.
He was featured in the 2006 film Goal Dreams, a documentary directed by Maya Sanbar and Jeffrey Saunders that follows the Palestinian national team on their quest to qualify for the World Cup. The film was aired on the Sundance Channel[disambiguation needed] and became an official selection at numerous film festivals. He was also featured in BBC’s Frontline Football: Palestine vs. Iraq as well as Nike’s Soccer NYC.
Fareed is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Business Council, and serves on several boards.