Ajaz Ahmed is the CEO of AKQA, the ideas and innovation company he founded aged 21.
To contact Ajaz please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to his CEO responsibilities at AKQA Group, Ajaz serves on the Executive Committee of WPP, the WPP Inclusion Council and the WPP Sustainability Committee. Ajaz is also a Trustee on the charitable boards of:
Elton John AIDS Foundation: fund frontline partners to prevent infections, fight stigma and provide treatment.
Virgin Unite founded by Sir Richard Branson: unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
Mental Health Innovations, established by The Royal Foundation: use technology to reach people, especially young people, who feel isolated and alone to find a safe space to talk.
Prism The Gift Fund: increases the flow of funds into the charitable sector.
Ajaz.org was launched in August 2021.
Ajaz received an MBE in the June 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Media.
Ajaz received an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Bath in December 2018, conferred by HRH The Earl of Wessex. Ajaz received an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, England in 2002.
Below is a collection of Ajaz’s thoughts, writing and interviews. All proceeds from Ajaz’s books, writing and public speaking are donated to causes voted for by AKQA employees.