Mr. Ahmad Ashkar is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Hult Prize Foundation – named in a TIME Magazine cover story featuring the top five ideas changing the world. He is also the founding CEO of Falafel Inc, a fast growing, venture backed social enterprise which feeds and empowers refugees around the world. Mr. Ashkar’s startups, learning programs and companies have been recognized as some of the most impactful and innovative in the world. In 2018, the Hult Foundation was selected as, “One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies” as awarded by Fast Company and in 2019, Ashkar was selected to the 2019 Gulf Business “Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs” power ranking while Falafel Inc was selected as one of the city’s top new restaurants by Yelp and Buzz Feed.
Ahmad resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Tanya and four children. He is the author of the forthingcoming book, “The Pursuit of Impact.”