Akhtar Badshah, PhD

Senior Advisor

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, in addition to curating 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.

Current board leadership positions include Telecentre.org Foundation, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, Global Washington, Bellevue Life Spring, 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.

Practice Areas: Corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and business management counseling for non-profits, youth engagement and training