Ajaz Ahmed is the CEO of AKQA, the ideas and innovation company he founded aged 21.
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In addition to his AKQA Group CEO responsibilities, Ajaz is a Trustee on the charitable boards of:
Mission 44 founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton: empowering young people from underserved groups to succeed.
Elton John AIDS Foundation founded by Sir Elton John and David Furnish: fund frontline partners to prevent infections, fight stigma and provide treatment.
Virgin Unite founded by Sir Richard Branson and Jean Oelwang: unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
Prior to his current trusteeships Ajaz served on the board of the Design Museum, Prism The Gift Fund, Lumos, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Mental Health Innovations and The Prince’s Trust.
The Ajaz.org fellowship (launched in August 2021) provides grants to charitable organisations. It also offers advice on leadership and governance.
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. Ajaz received an MBE in the June 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Media.
Ajaz also serves on the WPP Executive Committee.
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.