Get to Know Your BOG: Qadir Forbes ’11

Who: Qadir Forbes ’11

College: Williams College, Class of 2015

Poly Claim to Fame Today: Alumni Association Board of Governors, Vice President

  1. Was student member of BOG in Upper School.
  2. Recipient of the Poly Prep School Service Award for the Class of 2011.
  3. Married his Prom date (his wife, Imani, is a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute).
  4. Voted “Mostly Likely to Be on the Cover of Forbes Magazine” by his senior class.
  5. Favorite Sports Team: NY Giants
  6. Studied Classical Acting and Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and has performed in professional commercials.
  7. Three famous people Qadir would like to have dinner with: Jamie Dimon, Jay-Z, and Meryl Streep.
  8. Has worked at The Walt Disney Company and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  9. His name, Qadir, means “capable” in the Arabic language.
And lastly, why did you become involved with Poly and the BOG?
“I became involved with Poly and the BOG because I care about the future success of our school and our community.”
  Qadir Forbes, Class of 2011 Yearbook Photo