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Akaash Maharaj

CEO, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Akaash Maharaj is the CEO of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), an international alliance of parliamentarians working to combat corruption, strengthen democracy, and uphold the rule of law. He is a former National Policy Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Outside of his professional life, he captains Canada's Equestrian Skill-at-Arms Team, was a triple gold medallist at the international championships, and serves as a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Akaash earned his Master of Arts from Oxford University, in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and was the first overseas student elected President of the student government in the history of the 900 year‑old University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

An active volunteer, he has taught adult literacy, has served as a director on a range of international development and local community boards, and has been particularly involved with UNICEF’s efforts on childhood and maternal welfare.

His personal web site is