Javad is a multi-award winning young professional, recognized innovation leader and ecosystem developer, serial social entrepreneur, investor and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper from Norway with Pakistani roots. He has background with corporate strategy in the energy sector, worked with an impact investment organization in Africa, is the Founder and CEO of a few social startups, Founder and CEO of JM Ventures – an early stage investment firm, and is working to launch a startup generator and investment vehicle in Pakistan.
In addition, Javad serves as the youngest person in several Board of Directors, Advisory Boards, and is part of the Norwegian Government’s Expert Committee on Digitalization, Education and Lifelong Learning. Javad has been widely recognized for his work, as Norway’s top leadership talents under age 35 in 2017 and 2018, European “Coca Cola Hero of the Year Highly Commended” recognition for his work on Diversity and Inclusion, and received “Pride of Performance” and Norwegian-Pakistani of the Year award handed out by the Norwegian Prime Minister. Javad’s expertise include (social) entrepreneurship, impact investing, emerging markets, innovation ecosystems, technology, education for all, and diversity.