Nejeed was educated at McGill University (B.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School (JD). The founder and former director of End Poverty Now andConversations 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 the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien) and the co-producer of the documentary, ‘Conversations for Change’. Nejeed has spoken at conferences around the world, including: Bonn, New York, Montreal, London and Geneva. Nejeed is currently a member of theToronto Global Shapers (World Economic Forum) and has been recognized with various awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Friends of the United Nations Tolerance Award.