Akhtar Badshah
Chief Catalyst, Catalytic Innovators Group

Akhtar Badshah is the Distinguished Practitioner and Associate Teaching Faculty at University of Washington, and is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at Catalytic Innovators Group where he advises individuals and organizations to catalyze their social and philanthropic investments.

He is also the founder and curator of Accelerating Social Transformation, a mid-career professional development certificate course on social impact. Badshah led Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts for 10 years, where he administered the company’s community investment and employee contributions. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in international development, managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise.

His new book Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World, Harper Collins Leadership Series, has just been released. Badshah serves on the boards of Microsoft Alumni Network, Global Washington (Chair) and The Indus Entrepreneurs, Seattle. He is an accomplished artist and a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his family are very active philanthropists in the Seattle area.


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