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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.

Riaz Ahmed

Riaz Ahmed Director

Riaz Ahmed is Group Head and Chief Financial Officer of TD Bank Group, the 6th largest bank in North America. He is Chair of TD's Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council, fostering TD's unique employee culture and is currently Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, National Committee.

Radwan Khawatmi

Radwan Khawatmi Director

Radwan Khawatmi is Founder and President of Hirux International S.P.A., one of the leading producers of domestic electrical goods in Europe, as well as a supporter of Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)’s work in the restoration of the Umayyad Mosque and its minaret in Aleppo.

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.

Thomas Lentz

Thomas Lentz Director

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.

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.

The Honorable Hilary M. Weston

The Honorable Hilary M. Weston Director

The Honourable Hilary M. Weston served as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1997 to 2002. She has also served as Chair of the Renaissance ROM Campaign and Trustee of the AGO.  She is currently a Director of Selfridges Luxury Group International, Chair Emeritus of Prince’s Trust Canada and a Member of the Sotheby’s International Council.

Raj Kothari

Raj Kothari Director

Raj Kothari is 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.

Nezhat Khosrowshahi

Nezhat Khosrowshahi DIRECTOR

Nezhat Khosrowshahi, co-founder of Persis Ltd., has dedicated much of her time to organizations rooted in the arts, healthcare and education. She is a founding Board member of the B.C. Women’s Foundation and the Vancouver Symphony Foundation. She has also served on the Board of the Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation at Columbia University, the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Museum, the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada, and the Board of Trustees of National Gallery of Canada.

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.

Henry Kim

Henry Kim Director and CEO

Henry Kim was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities. Henry is an ancient historian and classical archaeologist by training. Henry joined the Aga Khan Museum in 2012 from the University of Oxford where he taught, curated collections, managed capital projects at the Ashmolean Museum, and led the development of the University Engagement Programme.

Moyez Jadavji

Moyez Jadavji Chief Operating Officer

Moyez Jadavji has 25 years of experience in operations. Moyez has held key leadership positions in institutions that range from public institutions (Cancer Care Ontario and five hospitals) to private organizations (Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi). Moyez also held appointed positions on various Boards and Social development organizations including the New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence; Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services; United Way; Cancer Prevention Network – Southern Ontario; and Ismaili Council for Ontario.

Refat Jiwani

Refat Jiwani Chief Financial Officer

Refat Jiwani has over 35 years of corporate business experience having worked in the United Kingdom, North America and Central Asia. Refat has held various senior leadership roles in Canada, including CFO of a large publicly traded financial services company and CEO of a private niche information technology company. Refat also has over 10 years of experience in the charitable sector. Refat is a Board member of Imagine Canada and COSTI.

Ulrike Al-Khamis

Ulrike Al-Khamis Director of Collections and Public Programs

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.

Kelly Frances

Kelly Frances Marketing and Communications Director

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.

Robert Baker

Robert Baker Chief Development Officer

Bob Baker’s 35-year career in the broader public sector spans leadership, organizational improvement, and team building. He is an experienced senior executive, working at national charities as well as in healthcare and higher education. These include Ryerson University, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Diabetes Canada, TVOntario, and Lakeridge Health Foundation.

 

As a third sector executive and consultant, he has extensive hands-on experience in designing and implementing integrated strategies, building brand and reputation, generating revenue streams, and moving decisions forward. He has extensive experience in strategic philanthropy, having led teams to raise in excess of $250 million in cumulative support.


In Memoriam: Peter George

“We at the Aga Khan Museum are deeply saddened about the passing of Peter George. Peter was a notable Canadian educator and economist, a Member of the Order of Canada, and a key figure in the Aga Khan Museum’s leadership team.

Peter was a driving force in the development of the Aga Khan Museum long before we opened. In May of 2012, he was elected as a Founding Director of the Board of Directors, and maintained the position until his death in April of 2017. From 2014 to 2016, Peter was also Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Museum.

Throughout his five-decade career, including an unprecedented 15 years as President of McMaster University, Peter influenced a generation of students and researchers to be informed, engaged global citizens. It was an honour and a privilege to have Peter share his expertise and enthusiasm with the Aga Khan Museum. His humour and incisive perspectives will be sorely missed.”

— Henry S. Kim, Director and CEO, Aga Khan Museum

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