Mr. Hussain Baqueri was born in Hyderabad, India. He received his B.Sc. and M.B.A. Degrees from Osmania University and graduated from the Andhra Pradesh Flying Club with a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor licenses. While in India, he was an active member of the Interact and Rotaract Clubs (the Young Rotarians) helping the poor in the slums of Hyderabad. After immigrating to the USA in 1977, he attended Spartan University of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma to convert his aeronautical licenses.
He also attended the University of Pennsylvania for his M.B.A. in Finance & International Business. Quickly from there Mr. Baqueri climbed the corporate ladder, holding several managerial positions both nationally and internationally in the fields of Business Aviation and Aircraft Leasing, including being the only South Asian to hold a board member position at local and national levels. At present he is the Vice President of Client Services for North and South America at Jet Aviation, a General Dynamics Company, which manages aviation assets globally.
Having logged over 19,000 hours in flight he still finds time to fly around the world in a G5, run multiple minority owned small businesses and be affiliated with several charities and networking groups across the Tri-State area. He owns a Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing Services in Plainview, NY where he spends countless hours making sure his clients have the best marketing tools available. Additionally, he also runs Nash Global Inc., an international consultancy and business development firm. Mr. Baqueri is well known as a community leader who charitably donates his time and efforts to many local organizations.
Some of the organizations that he represents include : The Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, Hyderabad Cultural Association, The Rotary Club of Hicksville South, The Huntington Kiwanis Club, The Chambers of Commerce of Plainview, Hicksville, Melville and Huntington, The National Business Aircraft Association, The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, SANA, to name a few. He is very passionate about mentoring the young people, who he believes are the future of our community.
Always on the go, he is a man of many talents who always strives to be the best. He has been awarded several public service citations from local government agencies and a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International. Mr. Baqueri is married to Noor, his wife of 35 years, and has two wonderful children – Sarah and Ali and now a beautiful granddaughter Zayna. Sarah has a Law Degree from Hofstra University while Ali studied Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Vaughn College of Aeronautics. Together they operate the family business Sir Speedy of Plainview, New York.