Muhammad Akram Khan-Cheema MPhil OBE

M. Akram Khan-Cheema is an Independent Education Management Consultant with over fifty years of experience within the British education system. He taught for 13 years in the City of Liverpool before spending 2 years as a Schools Inspector with the City of Birmingham Local Education Authority and 13 years with the City of Bradford Education Authority. He carried out more than a thousand schools’ inspections in England after becoming registered with Ofsted and taking early retirement in 1994. Whilst working as Course Manager for a PGCE Mathematics and Science Initial Teachers Training SCITT programme he was conferred an honorary fellowship by the University of Gloucestershire in 2000. He was awarded the Sankore University Award for Excellence in education in 2002, and an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his contributions to Education. In 2009 Akram was persuaded out of retirement by Nord Anglia to be Director of King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity ‘Nurturing Giftedness’ project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Nord Anglia.

As Chairman of Executive Committee of the International Board for Educational Research and Resources (IBERR) Akram has worked in several countries around the world in a wide variety of education development and school improvement projects. His main passion is to promote interfaith and intercultural understanding by spreading peace and kindness sharing love and building bridges across cultures.