Francilia Wilkins Rahim | AIChE

Francilia Wilkins Rahim

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
R.F. Wilkins Consultants


Francilia Wilkins Rahim is the CEO and Founder of R.F. Wilkins Consultants, Inc., a development and management consulting firm dedicated to providing a comprehensive suite of project management services to drive the success of the nation's businesses. Founded in 2011, the firm manages a diverse portfolio of public and private sector projects including commercial real estate and construction, non-profit program expansion, logistics management, MWBE and inclusionary initiatives, compliance, stakeholder engagement and technology systems integration.

To date, Francilia has led the company in raising more than $877 million for clients through grant writing, advocacy and events: growing its reputation in the ranks of top management consulting firms, owned by a minority woman. She has aided in the development of  numerous citywide diversity and inclusion initiatives and continues to advocate for equal opportunity for minorities in real estate, contractors, and small businesses. In partnership with the New York Real Estate Chamber and New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, she worked to develop the City’s Emerging Developer Loan Fund. She led Google’s NYC Google Digital Coaches program in an effort to create access for minority and women small businesses throughout New York City. In 2019, HNTB and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey named R.F. Wilkins Consultants one of two Compliance contractors responsible for ensuring minority and local inclusion across the $19 billion John F. Kennedy Airport Redevelopment Project.

Ms. Wilkins Rahim is a staunch advocate for diversity in procurement, development and management. She is a sought-after speaker on equity and inclusion, minority & women business development, the creation of economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities and the diversification of corporate America. 

In addition to her role as CEO of R. F. Wilkins Consultants, Francilia sits on various boards including Greater Allen Development Corporation, Allen Community Non-Profit Programs, St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business, and New York State’s Housing and Community Renewal’s Multifamily Advisory Council. She also serves as Vice Chair for Brooklyn’s Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District. In 2020 she was appointed as a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID Advisory Council for Real Estate and Infrastructure as well as NYC’s Department of Education MWBE Advisory Committee. Formerly, she served as Director of Economic Development for the National Black MBA Association-New York Metro Chapter, Chair of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s Regional Economic Development Committee, Assistant Treasurer for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Queens Alumnae Chapter and the Vice Chair for I Am Acceptance, Inc. – a mental health non-profit.

Francilia has received various awards and accolades for her work. In 2020, she was named Power Woman of New York by Schneps Media. In  2019, she received the Woman of Excellence Award from New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, MWBE Executive of the Year Award from  the New York Tri- State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, Next Generation Women Builder Award from the Women’s Builder’s Council, and 2019 Corporate Trailblazer Award from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Francilia holds both a Bachelor of Science in Finance as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from St. John’s University.