Profile: Farhan Fawzer

In 1999 while in school I attended a seminar about Information Technology sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) at the Royal Mall, Kandy along with my dad who worked for SLT at the time. The seminar had a topic about how search engines work, which had my full attention and later inspired me.

I began my career in 2001 and worked for international entities including HSBC Global Resourcing Center, Standard Chartered Bank & Dialog Telekom in Colombo. Same year I got through the first stage of Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Started to use Search Engines to full potential for work when I was working as an investigator (Money Laundering) at HSBC Global Resourcing Center.

Initially I started to experiment Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) with search engines Google, Yahoo & Bing in 2009 with my old website which I created mainly for this purpose (Still ranks on first page on Google). I achieved a percentile of 88% (Better than 88% of test takers) on SEO exams to become an oDesk Certified Search Engine Optimization Specialist.

Creating myself a job opportunity around SEO was a great challenge and I started as an SEO Executive on 19th of April 2010 at Elite Web Studio Ltd, and got promoted as SEO Specialist in January 2011.

As a Certified SEO Specialist and Digital Marketing Strategist, I am currently working on many SEO & Digital marketing projects for clients from the US, CANADA, UK, Australia, New Zealand & Sri Lanka.

Personal life:

Love music, specially R N B, Urban & Smooth Jazz. Favorite artist is the greatest saxophonist Kenny G. Enjoy playing Cricket and love outdoors, beach & BBQ.

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