Leadership Team

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Chairman

Prince Amyn Aga Khan is Chairman of the Executive Committee (and Member of the Board) of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which initiates and supports economic development activities in Africa and Asia.

Riaz Ahmed Director

Riaz Ahmed has served as a member of the Senior Executive Team at TD Bank Group, where he is currently Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, since 2009. Prior to joining TD, Riaz was Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance at Citibank Canada. Riaz is currently Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada National Committee.

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 Director

Huguette Labelle is Chair of the Board of Transparency International. Huguette has previously served as President of the Canadian International Development Agency and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.

Amin Lalji Director

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

Thomas Lentz Director

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

Henri Loyrette Director

Henri Loyrette served as the President and Director of the Musée du Louvre from 2001 to 2013, and as Curator and Director of the Musée d’Orsay from 1994 to 2001. Henri is currently the Museum Advisor to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Shabin Mohamed Director

Shabin Mohamed is a Trustee of the Board of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and a member of the Board of the Toronto International Film Festival and the Advisory Board to Ryerson Image Centre.

Luis Monreal Director

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

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh Director

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh has been active in government service for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1968. Zaki is currently the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation at the Foreign Ministry, and the Cultural Advisor at the UAE Presidential Court.

Malik Talib Secretary

Malik Talib is a Canadian entrepreneur and tax lawyer. Malik is the current President of the Ismaili Council for Canada and serves on the National Committee of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, a non-denominational Canadian international development agency.

The Honorable Hilary M. WestonDirector

The Honorable Hilary M. Weston served as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1997 to 2002, and also served as Chair of the Renaissance ROM Campaign, Trustee of the AGO, and Director of Selfridges Luxury Group International.

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 JadavjiChief 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 JiwaniChief 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.

David White

David WhiteChief Development Officer

David White provides leadership over all fundraising activities for the Museum. David joined the Museum after 10 years as Assistant Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, David was the Senior Director, Campaign & Foundation Operations at the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and the Director of Research and Operations at the Royal Ontario Museum.

 Ulrike Al-Khamis

Ulrike Al-KhamisDirector 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.

Arlene Madell

Arlene MadellHead of Marketing and Communications

Arlene Madell is a marketing and communications executive with over 20 years experience in both the non-profit and financial services sectors. Arlene joined the Museum in November 2014. Prior to this, Arlene held executive positions at Women’s College Hospital Foundation, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank of Montreal.

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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