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Tariq Cheema


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Tariq H. Cheema, a renowned social innovator and philanthropist, founded the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, a global network of affluent individuals, foundations, and socially conscious corporations. He received his M.D. from the University of Istanbul, earned a certificate of advanced study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago, and was awarded fellowships by the Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Next Generation Leadership Program, the Bellagio Initiative, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He holds expertise in the areas of strategic philanthropy, impact investing and entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, and grantmaking management. He works globally with international leaders, grantmakers, corporations, and financial institutions, advising policymakers on giving regulations and reforms. Dr. Cheema ranks among the 500 most influential Muslims impacting the world today.