M. Bilal Kaleem-2010 Recipient

Bilal 150x150M. Bilal Kaleem

Degree: MPA
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Sponsor: ISF


M. Bilal Kaleem is the President of the Muslim American Society of Boston (MAS Boston). MAS Boston, the largest Muslim organization in New England, operates the landmark Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Bilal received his B.E. & M.E. from MIT. He is a Dubin Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also serves on the board of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), and the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).  He is married to Najiba Akbar, the Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College, and they just had their first child in January 2010.

Bilal’s Message to Supporters
Insha’Allah, you are pioneering investors in creating leaders who will make real impact in the American public sphere based on Islamic values. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and May God reward you deeply for any and every good done by the ISF grantees.


2017-Bilal Kaleem lives in Wayland, MA with his wife and 3 children. He is a managing partner at Hoopoe Advisors.

His experience includes being a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in the Chief Investment Office/Treasury. Prior to that he led a non-profit focused on immigrant & Muslim civic engagement, interfaith partnerships, youth mentorship, and spiritual growth.

His interests include macroeconomics & immigration policy; religion & spirituality; sports and youth mentorship.

In the past, he has served as Strategy Team member (akin to the board) of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), board member of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy coalition (MIRA), and board advisor to the Harvard Pluralism Project.

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