Javad is a multi-award winning young professional, recognized innovation leader and serial social entrepreneur and a Global Shaper from Norway. He has background with corporate strategy from a Norwegian energy corporation, and is the Founder and CEO of a few social startups, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion, Education for All and Entrepreneurship and Youth.
He is currently working as a Director at Katapult, a systems change organization focusing on technology, impact, innovation and entrepreneurship to solve some of the World's most pressing challenges. The organization includes an early stage investment fund, global accelerator programs (including launch of 5 accelerators in Africa in 2019-20), learning component, and a future fest. He is working with innovation ecosystems in Africa, Asia and Europe.
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.
Some of his recognitions and awards include Coca Cola Hero of the Year – Highly Commended, BI Young Alumni Award, Business Student of the Year in Norway, award for best Master's Thesis, Alarga Scholarship, BIs Presidential Scholarship, A. Wilhelmsen Scholarship, and part of the winning team of Harvard Business School MOC project competition. He has been in the list of Norway's top leadership talents under age of 35 two years in a row, nominated as Name of the year by VG – the largest newspaper in Norway, and selected as one of "100 male role models" in by Utrop, amongst many recognitions.