There’s more to humanitarianism than just cutting a check—and if anyone personifies that, it’s Fasha Mahjoor, CEO of Phenomenex and Neoteryx.
Fasha (Farshad) Mahjoor’s passion for serving humanity is evident in all he does. In the early days of Phenomenex, he launched a bone marrow drive when an employee was diagnosed with leukemia (pictured below), beginning decades of finding meaningful ways to give back.
Since then, Fasha has traveled to Belize to help build a school, packed over 300,000 meals for Minnesota-based organization Feed My Starving Children, encouraged employees to kick soccer balls directly at him to raise money for The American Red Cross (seriously!), and even shaved his head to celebrate 33 years of success while simultaneously pledging donations to charity on behalf of anyone else at the company who joins him in the fun. His commitment to philanthropy carries through in near-weekly events at all of his 16 companies around the world.
In 2012, Mahjoor teamed up with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and several other daring humanitarians to abseil down 87 floors of The Shard, one of Europe’s tallest buildings.
Now, he has pledged to rappel down three of London’s tallest, most iconic buildings to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust, an organization providing life lessons in responsibility, teamwork, and leadership to underprivileged youth through challenging outdoor programs.
The CEO will join a group of other courageous philanthropists for The City Three Peaks Challenge on September 7th.
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