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Jawad Khaki

Mohamed Jawad Khaki is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist, community volunteer and a philanthropist. 

Since 1979, of which 20 years were at Microsoft Corporation where he served as a Corporate Vice President, Jawad has developed or led development of  operating Systems, networking and cloud computing software.
A native of Tanzania, Jawad has volunteered for various roles at non-profit organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and now in the Greater Seattle area in the USA.   

In 1997 Jawad helped establish the Ithna‐asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN)  and served as its President until 2011.  In December 2003, Jawad and his wife Kaniz established the Khaki Foundation to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and through educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering. 

Jawad was recognized nationally with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation in May 2003.  He was appointed honorary professor by Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications in October 2003.  In November 2012 he was conferred with an Honory Doctorate of Technology from University of East London.

Jawad is presently exploring how technology can improve access and raise standards of education. He envisions an America that, with its rich tapestry of pluralism, incorporating all ethnicities and religions, inspires not only those just within its borders but all those who inhabit our planet.