Dr. Matt Reed

Global Director of Institutional Partnerships,
Aga Khan Foundation

Chief Executive Officer,
Aga Khan Foundation (United Kingdom)

As the Global Director of Institutional Partnerships for the Aga Khan Foundation, Matt coordinates all of AKF’s work with bilateral, multilateral, foundation and corporate partners worldwide. This includes resource mobilisation, relationship management, partner communications, grant management, and talent development to advance strategic priorities of the Aga Khan Development Network. He has been CEO of AKF in the UK since 2016.

Between 2013 and 2016, Matt led the Foundation’s work in India as its CEO, focusing AKF on the needs of marginalised communities, establishing significant new relationships, and launching multi-state programmes in education, financial inclusion, livelihoods, and water and sanitation. Earlier, Matt held the position of Director of Programmes for the Foundation in the UK. Previously, he worked at the Getty Research Institute, the Salzburg Seminar, the MacArthur Foundation, and Keck Graduate Institute at the Claremont Colleges.

As CEO in the UK, Matt has the additional responsibility for the Aga Khan Centre in London and building greater public awareness about the work of the broader Aga Khan Development Network.

Matt has a Ph.D. and M.A. in European History from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles and a BA in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma.