Kashif Shahzada is a Muslim speaker who routinely presents on Islam and Muslims to break down barriers, remove misconceptions and promote peaceful development. He draws extensively from his specialism of working with diverse faith traditions combined with managerial disciplines to inspire and motivate audiences towards positive change and a constructive engagement with Islam and Muslims. He has direct experience of establishing, maintaining and developing community partnerships on behalf of UK public organisations and a track record of successful delivery of communication and engagement campaigns. His articles and essays have been published in international journals of repute and he regularly writes a column for the Friday Feature of DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English Newspaper.
Kashif was born in Karachi in 1974, where he was educated at Habib Public School, DJ Science College, and Government College of Commerce & Economics. He then attended Birmingham City University, UK, where he gained the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Post graduate Diploma in Marketing. After completing continuous professional development, he was awarded the Chartered Marketer status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
After completing his education, Kashif worked in various social marketing roles in the UK and managed diversity and social cohesion programmes working for Professor Chris Mullard, at Focus Consultancy.
He has delivered assignments on behalf of the Learning & Skills Council; Department for Education & Skills; Department of Health; National Blood Service; Arts Council of England; The Home Office; European Union and National Ecumenical Agency For Further Education and many more.
BUILDING BRIDGES, BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
While in the United Kingdom, he has held interfaith roles as Muslim Development Officer at LSC Faiths in Further Education Development Programme; Programme Resources Development Coordinator at the International Association of Religious Freedom, Oxford, and Muslim contributing member of Birmingham Council of Faiths.