Tariq Cheema

Member Board of Director


Founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the Global Donors Forum

He is a renowned social innovator and philanthropist. Since his career switch from surgery to philanthropy in 1997, Dr. Cheema has had an unusually diverse career as a senior executive, advisor, and a non-executive director, in both nonprofit and corporate sectors. During the course of his career, he has put his mark on a number of social initiatives, managed medium to large grant programs, and worked closely with world leaders, grantmaking foundations, and businesses to design strategic giving and investing models.
In recent years, his trend-setting efforts towards institutionalizing Muslim Philanthropy worldwide has earned international acclaim. Dr. Cheema ranked for several years amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims impacting the world today.
Founder / Co-founder

Diversity Forums

Global Donors Forum

Academy of Philanthropy

US National Network of Diaspora Giving


World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

Doctors Worldwide

Social Action Consortium

Pakistan Philanthropy Forum

Medical Tourism Association of Pakistan

Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE)


Taaleem Foundation

Momina Cheema Foundation

Kashmir Education Foundation

Doctors Worldwide Trust Hospital

Pakistan Children Heart Foundation