Our Founder and Chairman - AKDN

Our Founder and Chairman

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His Highness greets students on a visit to the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya.

AKDN / Gary Otte

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN

The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III, as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims in 1957 at the age of 20. Since then, he has dedicated his efforts to improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations, emphasising the view of Islam as a faith that teaches compassion and tolerance and that upholds human dignity.

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