We are delighted that Khawar Mann, Chairman and founder Board member of Mosaic, has been recognised in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List, with the award of an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Khawar Mann grew up in very humble circumstances in inner-city Birmingham in an immigrant family. Having achieved outstanding business success, he has used his position powerfully to champion, lead and and support important charitable causes.
Khawar was until recently Chairman of Medsi Group, the largest healthcare provider company in Russia. Previously, he was senior partner at Apax Partners. He has a degree from Cambridge University, an LLM Master of Law and an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was a Fulbright and Thouron scholar. Khawar began his career as a lawyer with Linklaters, moved to Weston Medical Group before joining Apax in 2003.
Khawar is a founding member of Mosaic. Khawar assembled a group of business colleagues to set up a small mentoring scheme in North London, determined to help those from similarly disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve success as he had. It was from this start that Mosaic was established. In 2012, HRH The Prince of Wales welcomed the appointment of Khawar as Mosaic’s Chairman, in which capacity Mosaic has doubled those it supports. Khawar has personally acted as a mentor to many young people through Mosaic. For example, he mentored a young student called Ataulla, who recently featured in a Channel 4 documentary; despite significant challenges as a refugee growing up in one of the poorest areas of London, Ataulla secured a place at Warwick University following A-level success. In Ataulla’s words: “Khawar told me his role model when he was growing up was Muhammad Ali; Khawar is my Muhammad Ali.”
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