Introduction

Dr. Tariq Cheema is a renowned social innovator and philanthropist who, has devoted his life to making world a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable place for all. He is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim

Dr. Tariq Cheema


Professional Achievements


Dr. Tariq Cheema is a renowned social innovator and philanthropist who, has devoted his life to making world a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable place for all. He is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, a global network of affluent individuals, foundations and socially conscious corporations dedicated to advance effective and accountable giving.

Tariq received his M.D. from the University of Istanbul, earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago, and was awarded fellowships by the Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Next Generation Leadership Program, the Bellagio Initiative, the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and the New Westminster College.

Tariq holds expertise in the domains of impact philanthropy and investing, strategic corporate giving, value innovation, and crisis management. Dr. Cheema ranks among the 500 most influential Muslims impacting the world today.

Serving in senior non-profit management posts since 2005, Dr. Cheema has extensive experience of working with world leaders, grant-makers, and corporate executives. He offers advice to HNW individuals and policymakers on social investment, speaks at high-level forums, and sits on multiple boards. In addition to his philanthropic endeavours, he is the principal shareholder of Southeast Business Group (SBG), a multinational social enterprise dedicated to promote trade between the emerging economies.

Over the past two decades, he has contributed to the development of numerous successful social initiatives such as Global Donors Forum, Doctors Worldwide; Diversity Forums; US National Network for Diaspora Giving; Academy of Philanthropy; Indo-Pak Peace Network; and Muslim Science, Technology, Innovation initiative aiming to develop a “Knowledge Ecosystem” for economic and social benefit in OIC member countries. He also is a member of the Committee of 100 of Lingshan World Philanthropy Forum of China and the former Executive Director of Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA).