Akhtar Badshah

Title
Chief Catalyst
Company
Catalyst Innovators Group
Bio
Dr. Badshah is founder and CEO of Catalytic Innovators Group, a consulting firm focused on accelerating social impact. His current work focuses on issues related to ‘democratizing innovation,’ ‘disruptive technology,’ and catalytic philanthropy. He is also curating Accelerating Social Transformation, The Seattle Philanthropy Forum and The Impact Creative. Most recently, he led Microsoft global philanthropic efforts where he administered the company’s global community investment and employee programs, supporting programs and organizations that address the needs of communities worldwide. Dr. Badshah is also teaching at the University of Washington Bothell, Business School to MBA and undergraduate students – courses include: Global Business, Business Government and Society and Social Enterprise – New Models for Mission Based Business Current board leadership positions include Telecentre.org Foundation, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, Global Washington, Bellevue Life Spring, Jolkona, Youth Empowerment and Sustainability and the US Chamber’s Corporate Citizenship Center. Dr. Badshah is published author, acclaimed international speaker and a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he also taught architecture and urban development. He and his family are very active in the Seattle area community. Twitter: Akhtarbad