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About MAK

Learn more about our Why, What, How and Who.

We're MAK

MAK was founded in Norway in 2015 to bring a new perspective to the increasing number of dialogues about what diversity is. The focus MAK brings is talking about diversity through showcasing talents, research and benefits directly associated with nurturing diversity. As the core team consists of people working in the private sector. The brief history of MAK has seen successful reshaping of the narrative of what the public and private sectors should be doing to address diversity as a competitive advantage. Specifically MAK has designed and held events to help shape the narrative of diversity and inclusion, by talking about subjects that are relevant to society and businesses. Working with systemic change and solutions on how to improve diversity in the workplace, has become a later stage of the activities MAK conduct. Currently we consist of Norway’s largest network of young leadership talents with diverse backgrounds or intercultural expertise.
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Our Vision

Increasing the competitiveness of Norway and Norwegian businesses by catalyzing diversity and intercultural competence as a key competitive advantage.

What we actually do.

We believe that positive change can come through empowering diverse talents through democratizing the access to opportunities, networks and leaders. Specifically MAK has designed and held events to help shape the narrative of diversity and inclusion, by talking about subjects that are relevant to society and businesses. Currently we have built what is now Norway's largest network and community of young leadership talents with diverse backgrounds or intercultural expertise.

Working with systemic change and solutions on how to improve diversity in the workplace, has become a later stage of the activities MAK conduct. We support, empower, educate and co-create solutions to leapfrog the state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and with organizations.

Through actively participating in relevant arenas with decision makers, leaders, politicians and other relevant stakeholders, we set the agenda through thought leadership, educate and shape the narrative on diversity and inclusion from a negative to a positive one, from a perspective of a liability to a perspective of an opportunity.

Kainaat Qaiser

Head of Business Development & Partnerships

Mahmoud S. Alaassar

Head of Operations

Oksana Vodoviz

Head of Marketing & Communications

Javad Mushtaq

President and CEO

Andrés Francisco D’Silva

Head of Community & MAKX