Hakeem Subair

Hakeem holds a master’s degree in Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. He also has a Certificate in Social Impact from the Centre for Social Impact at the same university. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business, concentrating in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Windsor, Canada, as well as Bachelor of Finance from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Hakeem has won several academic awards and honors and is a member of the Golden Key International Honors Society.

His passion for human capacity development has been the driving force behind his participation in various community development activities. It is what led him to join Enactus Windsor, a student led organization committed to promoting economic sustainability to the Windsor-Essex community in Canada, and its neighbor, Detroit in the United States. He worked as Senior Consultant in the consulting team and playing a pioneering role in two multiple award-winning projects CookStart – a program that helps immigrant women setup and run their own food related businesses, and Project Releaf - a project that helps bring fresh water to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

Hakeem’s current role as founder and CEO of 1 Million Teachers is shaped by his passion for applying business principles to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet. A passion that grew into a love for giving children the best chance for reaching their full potentials and increasing the capacity of teachers to help their students to do so.