Akbar Herao is a Co-Founder and Director of Salaam Namaste Canada Productions Ltd. Akbar has years of experience in Ethnic media; that includes hosting and directing Radio and TV shows, and also experienced in developing content for the Ethnic communities within Canada. He is extremely passionate about the freedom of speech in media, but also diligently working towards providing the content which respects and celebrates the pluralistic culture of Canada. Akbar Herao is a well-known entrepreneur within the community. He is also the President & CEO of Novel Intent Technologies Inc. a web and digital technology company. He is also a well-known speaker, who has delivered several speeches and lectures to international institutes and organizations. Being an Ismaili Muslim, he is extremely passionate about volunteerism and believes in the idea of giving back to the community.
He is a regular volunteer at various events in the community and actively participating in the annual fund raising event organize by Salaam Namaste Canada for Aga Khan Foundation's World Partnership Walk. Akbar Herao is an avid reader and loves Urdu poetry. He also likes to travel and loves to try different ethnic food. He lives with his family in Calgary, Canada.