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Asif Aziz is a property entrepreneur and philanthropist, who was made an honorary fellow of Goldsmiths in 2022.
He is the founder and CEO of Criterion Capital, which manages a property portfolio that includes some of the most iconic buildings in London’s West End.
He is also the Chair and founder of the Aziz Foundation, a UK-based family foundation, which runs the country’s biggest postgraduate scholarship programme for British Muslims, and awards grants for good causes.
Aziz takes a leading role in the running and strategic direction of the Foundation. More generally, his interests include combatting Islamophobia, education, supporting refugees and international poverty relief.