“The work that Mosaic undertakes is vital to achieve more understanding between people of different faiths and cultures. Mosaic builds aspirations and hope for so many to achieve their dreams in life. It sets the example for greater social mobility, understanding and opportunity for all in our society.”
Lord (Rumi) Verjee is a highly successful entrepreneur and the proprietor and chairman of Thomas Goode & Co, based in London’s Mayfair. He founded Domino’s Pizza in the United Kingdom and is the Chairman of Brompton Capital Limited and Ipanema Contemporary Living in Brazil. His success is entirely self-made: a fourth generation Indian born in Uganda, much of the Verjee family’s assets were seized by Idi Amin’s regime. Rumi studied Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge where he is now an Honorary Fellow, and after the expulsion of the Asian population from Uganda, made the UK his home.
Rumi has always shared his success and knowledge through philanthropic work. He is the founder of The Rumi Foundation, a charity focused on humanitarian work through education, innovation and knowledge building. Rumi is a member of the Advisory Board of the British Olympic Association, and in 2009 was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for charitable services. He was made a Life Peer in 2013.