Nageeb Sumar


Nageeb Sumar is an expert on philanthropy and global development diplomacy, with over 20 years of experience. Currently serving as Head of Social Impact at Fidelity Investments, he leads the Invest in My Education initiative. Previously, he held a leadership position at Fidelity Charitable, working with generous donors to drive social change in the U.S. and abroad. Nageeb also worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s D.C. office, overseeing international engagement to improve the charitable sector. From 2009 – 2015, he led the Gates Foundation’s strategic partnerships with G20 governments providing international aid. Nageeb has worked in 17 countries and has grantmaking experience in 9 countries.

Shaiza Damji Nurani


Shaiza Damji is a Principal and Managing Director of 360 Degree Hotel Group, headquartered outside of Seattle, Washington. She previously worked as an Associate Attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York.

Shaiza is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). She is a former chairperson of the Washington State Lodging Association and currently serves as the President of one of Marriott’s Franchisee Advisory Councils. In November 2023, the Washington Hospitality Association awarded Shaiza the Burtenshaw Lifetime Achievement Award. She has served as a Member of Communications and Publications for the Ismaili Council for the United States and as a Member for Scholarships for the Aga Khan Education Board for the USA. After graduating from college she was an International Development Management Fellow of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, placed with an NGO in Gujarat, India.

Rozina Mussani


Rozina Mussani is a senior program officer with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In this capacity she oversees a multi-million dollar program portfolio covering Central and Eastern Europe. Programs funded by the bureau focus on strengthening human rights, countering corruption, encouraging participation in political processes, and increasing government accountability.

Hassan Natha


Hassan Natha is a senior financial executive with a public accounting background, and extensive finance, accounting, and operations management experience honed through leadership roles at top consumer packaged goods and media organizations. He is consistently recognized for his strategic, globally focused business savvy and success in driving key improvements in organizational performance and profitability.

Sarah Hassan


Sarah Hassan is a program manager at Hewlett Packard, working across various teams since 2013. She is currently driving critical initiatives in Supply Train Transformation. Sarah has been involved with AKF in various capacities since 2009. Before joining the National Committee, she served as the Vice Chair of the Southwest Region, actively participating in AKF USA’s shift to embrace digital fundraising and reimagine in-person events in response to the global pandemic.

Purnur Ilolova


Purnur Ilolova holds a Specialist Diploma in Finance and Credit from the Technological University of Tajikistan and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University. Based in Washington, D.C., she leads international development projects funded by the US Department of State and USAID, focusing on nurturing civil society in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to this, she managed U.S. State-funded Youth Leadership Programs and Mandela Washington Fellowships at Indiana University.

Akbar Poonawala


Akbar Poonawala, co-founder and managing partner of Pivot Investment Partners, has over a decade of experience in investing and supporting FinTech and InsurTech companies. He previously served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking where he he spearheaded the expansion of the business, achieving over $1 billion in revenues. Akbar has held various leadership roles in his career and he serves on various private and public company boards.

Farrukh Valliani


Farrukh Valliani has served as the National Leader of AKF USA’s Planned & Legacy Program since 2019. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, with a strong focus on commercial and pricing strategies for enterprise accounts at Nokia North America.

He has also been involved in various leadership roles within the Ismaili community, including serving as President of the Ismaili Councils for Central USA and Northern Texas, and as a member of the National Council for the USA.

Al-Karim Alidina

Ex-Officio Member

Al-Karim Alidina is a Partner at Aon’s Mid-Atlantic Market Retirement and Investment Practice. He manages actuaries in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, overseeing resource allocation, talent development, revenue growth, and operational excellence. Al-Karim is an expert in pension and post-employment healthcare plan design and valuation, and provides strategic consulting on retirement benefits in mergers and acquisitions.

Al-Karim is a Member of the Aga Khan Foundation USA’s national committee and also serves as President of the Ismaili Council for the United States.