Asif Iqbal (@asifieto)


The Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) is an independent, non-profit, non-government group set on to redefine how the global trade and commerce functions. IETO also intends to promote the economy and trade within India as well. IETO has an incredibly ambitious and complex framework that is extremely inclusive and is applied to high-standard trade principals in the trade all over the world. IETO works towards encouraging entrepreneurship in the global market that is of the highest standards of governance.

The organization recognizes the need to address and tackle the commercial barriers that exist in global trade that stop aspiring people from entering the market. IETO aims to tackle this by enabling networks, providing interoperability and standards, and by applying existing norms to new technologies so that it would lead to new technologies that would, in turn, lead to greater global participation in the global economy.

Asif Iqbal founded the IETO in 2013 along with the former Minister of State for Defence and Agriculture, S. Krishankumar IAS. From then on, he has been working towards building and strengthening bilateral diplomatic relations. For Iqbal, this was not the first large step in this world, he has served as the executive director of the Asian Arab Chamber of Commerce.

Iqbal through IETO works to provide quality consultation services to international companies that are looking for business partners in India, collaborations for networks, events, and conferences. Aside from this, Iqbal stays busy with IETO’s Asian Arab Awards organized yearly whose nominees and winners are selected by an esteemed international jury that has its own offices in the GCC countries and 21 other countries all over Asia.

Aside from the annual Asian Arab Awards, IETO also organizes a green iftar every year to make sure that they stay inclusive of everyone in the society while also maintaining a standard of environmental awareness as they celebrate it on the World Environment Day. In 2016, they collaborated with the Consulate General of Israel to invite the Muslim community over iftar with the Chief Imam of India. There, they also talked about providing support for agriculture, security, innovation, and start-ups in the country it was through IETO’s work that collaborations in Kosovo for developing economic and trade are open. They have worked at great lengths to strengthen the relationship between India and Bosnia through trade and economic activities while including local participation in their strategies.

Asif Iqbal was also responsible for launching the Djibouti Trade Forum in Hyderabad along with the Ambassador of Djibouti in India, Said Absieh Warsama, and the prominent members of the business community of Hyderabad. They also formed the BBIN chamber of commerce to foster trade and commerce between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to effectively fill the spaces left in the world of global trade by MSMEs in all the four countries. Since then, BBIN has announced celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in India this year to further foster and strengthen the relationship between the two countries. In 2019, IETO organized the International Migrants Day in New Delhi, India, which had the minister counsellor for Palestine’s embassy in India, Wael Battrekhi, as an attendee.

With all of his achievements through his hard work in the world of trade and commerce, it is of no surprise that he has been bestowed by a Doctorate from the University of Jerusalem In Social Behaviour Management and is a keynote speaker at various esteemed academic conferences and summits all over the world. These summits include the World Economic Forum, Caspian Week, India Africa Forum, and the Paris Peace Forum. He takes great care with advising all of his international clients to help them make key decisions needed for the betterment of the global trade and entrepreneurship. To keep up with all Asif Iqbal does, one can follow him on his Instagram handle at @asifieto.

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