Hamoon Ekhtiari



Hamoon is the Director of Strategy for the Executive Vice President at Telus and the Founder of Audacious Futures. He has worked on a number of enterprises that support young social entrepreneurs who are striving to make change in their own lives and their communities. He was the Founding Director of Studio [Y] at MaRS, Canada’s largest innovation hub and the co-founder of CatalystsX. He is a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, a recipient of University of Waterloo’s Alumni Achievement Award, and a Canada Millennium Scholar.

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“I’ve come to learn that peace is not a constant, and peace achieved is not peace complete. Peace today is not peace tomorrow, and peace on the surface is not peace within. Therefore it is up to each of us to accept the charge to become a peace champion.”

Hamoon Ekhtiari