Leadership Team
Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Chairman

Prince Amyn Aga Khan (Chair) is a Director on the Boards of many institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network: Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Chairman of its Executive Committee), Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance and Aga Khan Trust for Culture (architecture, urbanism and more recently music in societies with significant Muslim presence). He is also a Director on World Monuments Funds and Silk Road Project Boards.

Thomas Lentz

Thomas Lentz Vice Chair

Thomas Lentz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He recently retired as the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums.

Riaz Ahmed

Riaz Ahmed Director

Riaz Ahmed is President and CEO, TD Securities – the investment banking arm of TD Bank Group. A passionate promotor of workplace inclusivity and diversity, Riaz is a past chair of TD's Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council (2015-2018), is a member of the WCM Advisory Council and is Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, National Committee.

Huguette Labelle

Huguette Labelle Director

Huguette Labelle is Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council, Vice-Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation, Board member of the Global Centre for Pluralism and former Chair of the Transparency International. She is also the past President of the Canadian International Development Agency and former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.

Henri Loyrette

Henri Loyrette Director

Henri Loyrette served as the President and Director of the Musée du Louvre from 2001 to 2013. Prior to that he served as Chief Curator at the Musée d Orsay from 1978 to 1994 and then Director of the Musée d’Orsay from 1994 to 2001. He is currently the Museum Advisor to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Malik Talib

Malik Talib Secretary

Malik Talib (Secretary), a Canadian entrepreneur and tax lawyer, is the past President of the Ismaili Council for Canada, serves on the National Committee of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, a non-denominational Canadian international development agency, and is the chairman of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum.

Raj Kothari

Raj Kothari Director

Raj Kothari was Vice Chair of PwC Canada and has served in various senior management positions at PwC including Managing Partner, Greater Toronto.  He is very active in the community and currently serves as Chair of the Board, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.  He is also on the board of Soulpepper Theatre and Ontario Arts Foundation.  Previously he served as Chair of the Board of Governors of Stratford Festival Endowment Foundation, Canada and President of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Luis Monreal

Luis Monreal Director

Luis Monreal, the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), was previously the Secretary-General of the International Council of Museums at ICOM and Director of the Getty Conservation Institute.

Sultana Mangalji

Sultana Mangalji Director

Sultana Mangalji is an active leader in her community. Her board memberships have included The Aga Khan Foundation National Committee, UNICEF, Teach for America and MFAH Islamic Art Section. She currently serves on Asia Society Houston’s Women’s Leadership Section and Freedmen’s Town Preservation Committee.


Amin Lalji

Amin Lalji Director

Amin Lalji is CEO of the Larco Group of Companies, and has previously served as Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada National Committee.



Mahmood Khimji is a founding Principal of Highgate, a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company.

Mahmood serves on the National Committee of Aga Khan Foundation USA and is on the Board of the Asia Society, Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited, and Playa Hotels & Resorts. Additionally, Mahmood serves on the Board of Visitors for Columbia Law School.

Irfhan Rawji

Irfhan Rawji Director

Irfhan Rawji is Managing Partner at Relay Ventures, and Founder & CEO of MobSquad. Irfhan also serves on the boards of Business/Arts, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Glenbow Museum, and CIFAR.

Zainub Verjee

Zainub Verjee Director

Zainub Verjee is a Senior Fellow of Massey College and a laureate of the 2020 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Art for Outstanding Contribution. She has held leadership positions in the Arts, Culture, and Heritage sector and is currently the Executive Director of Galeries Ontario/Ontario Galleries—voice of Art Galleries and Museums in Canada.

The Museum wishes to acknowledge the impact and contributions of those who are no longer with us.

Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis

Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis Director and CEO

Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis has over 20 years of experience as a curator and senior advisor for museum and cultural projects, working with institutions including the National Museums of Scotland and Glasgow. More recently Ulrike served as Co-Director at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization as well as Senior Strategic Advisor to the Sharjah Museums Department in the United Arab Emirates.

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton Chief Operating Officer

Chris brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge leading and assisting organizations, to support the operations, programs and teams at the Aga Khan Museum. Prior to joining the Museum, Chris led World University Service of Canada during a phase of significant renewal and growth. Chris has also held various roles within the Aga Khan Development Network including as CEO of AKF Afghanistan and Director of Programs of AKF Canada.

Karim Haji

Karim Haji Chief Talent Officer, Security Adviser

Karim brings some 30 years of extensive executive AKDN and institutional experience both in the profit and non-profit sectors, most recently completing his tenure as Chief Executive Officer with the Aga Khan Council for Canada. Karim’s priorities will focus on HR development across the organization, including strengthening the organizational culture while aligning talent and skills with our strategic forward plan and overall business objectives. Karim will also provide strategic security oversight for the organization given his substantial expertise in harmonized threat risk assessments.

Dr. Sascha Priewe

Dr. Sascha Priewe Director, Collections and Public Programs

Dr. Sascha Priewe has over 12 years of experience in museum curatorship and programming and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. Prior to joining the Museum, Dr. Priewe served as Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Kelly Frances

Kelly Frances Director, Marketing and Communications

Kelly Frances is a leader in brand and business development. She brings over 20 years of marketing experience across diverse sectors and organizations, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Republic of Armenia, and the Global Centre for Pluralism, among others. Prior to joining the Museum, she held key leadership positions at a technology start-up and at one of Canada’s leading integrated advertising agencies.



Nadia Humayun

Nadia Humayun Director, Development

Nadia Humayun has over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, focused on revenue generation through philanthropy and developing strategic partnerships to drive social impact. Connecting with people and guiding them to achieve meaningful impact through their philanthropic journeys is something Nadia is truly passionate about. Her previous experiences include working in organizations focused on international development and social innovation. Inspired to support healthier communities and the well-being of children, Nadia also serves on the Board of Directors for Canadian Feed The Children.






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