Nejeed Kassam ’04
Nejeed Kassam is the CEO and founder of Keela. He was educated at McGill University (B.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School (JD). Called to the Ontario Bar in 2015, Nejeed is the founder and former director of End Poverty Now and Conversations for Change. Nejeed is a global innovator with experience working for the United Nations and the Senate of Canada. He is the author of the book ‘High on Life’ (foreword written by former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien) and the co-producer of the documentary, ‘Conversations for Change’. Nejeed has spoken at conferences around the world, including in Bonn, New York, Montreal, London and Geneva. Nejeed is currently a member of the Toronto Global Shapers (World Economic Forum) and a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in the UK.
Mentors have shaped Nejeed's life and had a hand in everything he's ever done. Today, they represent some of the most important people in his life. The opportunity to build a relationship with an old boy, at a time when they are searching for their careers, their passions, and themselves is an awe-inspiring opportunity - and one he's honoured to be a part of. No doubt, he'll end up learning more from them, than they will from him! But nonetheless, the opportunity is truly exciting.