Tariq Bokhari, a republican, was elected in 2017 as the district 6 representative and is serving his third term on council.
Bokhari is an influential leader in the financial technology (fintech) industry, and serves as the Executive Director of the Carolina Fintech Hub (CFH). Prior to founding CFH and launching and exiting his own fintech startups, Tariq served as the Head of Innovation and Investment for FIS Global, the world’s largest fintech company.
Prior to that, Tariq served in a variety of executive roles at GE Capital, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He also served as treasurer of the North Carolina Heroes Fund and as a board director of the Greater Enrichment Program, Charlotte Area Fund, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, and Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Bokhari was inducted into the 2010 Charlotte Business Journal class of 40 under 40 and was named as the 2016 Next Money Risk Taker of the Year. Tariq has built profitable businesses from scratch, designed and implemented global risk, compliance and cybersecurity programs, launched technology accelerator programs, and completed over a dozen acquisitions.
Bokhari holds a bachelor’s degree from Radford University.