THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 28, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES M. OSMAN SIDDIQUE FOR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI, THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU, THE KINGDOM OF TONGA AND TUVALU
The President today announced his intent to nominate M. Osman Siddique to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu.
Mr. Osman Siddique, of McLean, Virginia, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of ITI/Travelogue, Inc., a corporate travel management company he founded in 1976. Today, ITI/Travelogue, Inc. is one of the top minority owned businesses in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and one of the largest travel management companies in the nation. In 1994, ITI/Travelogue, Inc. was honored with the Arthur Anderson and Washington Business Journal's FasTrack Award for the fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C. area. Also, Mr. Siddique has been named twice as a finalist for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Ernst & Young.
In addition to his work with ITI/Travelogue, Inc., Mr. Siddique has also been very active in his community. He has served on several Presidential delegations, including the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism and the First Hemispheric Trade and Commerce Forum. He also served as a member of the National Democratic Institute's International Observer Delegation to the Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections in 1996. Mr. Siddique is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bryant College, a member of the Board of Directors of Partners for Development and a former member of the board of Directors for the National Center for New Americans.
Mr. Siddique was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his MBA from Indiana University in 1974. He and his wife, Catherine Mary, have four children, Omar, Julene, Leila and Zachary.