Javad Mushtaq (Norway) is a recognized social entrepreneur, systems leader and diversity, equity and inclusion pioneer, who has over the last decade played a pivotal role in advancing and progressing the state of ethnic and racial equity and inclusion in Norway. He is the founder and CEO of MAK, Norway’s leading organization working on systems change to improve and accelerate the progression on racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion. His groundbreaking work includes collaborative initiatives like the national #TakeAction campaign reaching 2.5 million people in light of the BLM movement, and the CEO Commitment for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Nordics, mobilizing organizations and businesses to commit and progress their state on ethnic and gender equity and inclusion. Javad is also the CEO of JM Ventures, Norway’s first impact investment and advisory firm with a diversity lens, and is the deputy managing director of EAT Foundation, working with food, health, sustainability and social justice.
Sector: Private Sector
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: International Development
Country of Origin: Norway
City of Residency: Oslo, Norway