Tariq Cheema

Country Representative, Alight Pakistan

Tariq H. Cheema, a renowned social innovator & philanthropist, is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the Global Donors Forum. Since his career switch from surgery to philanthropy in 1997, Dr. Cheema has had an unusually diverse career as a senior executive, advisor, and a non-executive director, in both nonprofit and corporate sectors. During the course of his career, he has put his mark on a number of social initiatives, managed medium to large grant programs, and worked closely with world leaders, grant-making foundations, and businesses to design strategic giving and investing models. In recent years, his trend-setting efforts towards institutionalizing Muslim Philanthropy worldwide has earned international acclaim. Dr. Cheema ranks amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims impacting the world today.