Board of Directors

Prince Amyn Aga Khan (Chair) 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.

Malik Talib (Secretary), a Canadian entrepreneur and tax lawyer, 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.

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, he was Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance at Citibank Canada. He is currently Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada National Committee.

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

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

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

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. He is currently the Museum Advisor to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

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

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, Trustee of the AGO, and Director of Selfridges Luxury Group International.

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh has been active in government service for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1968. He 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.

Key members of the Aga Khan Museum staff

Henry Kim, Director and CEO
Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts
Filiz Çakır Phillip, Curator
Moyez Jadavji, Chief Operating Officer
Refat Jiwani, Chief Financial Officer
Arlene Madell, Head of Marketing and Communications
David White, Chief Development Officer
Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs

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