Faizal Karmali

Director of Community and Partnerships

Faizal is a nomadic Canadian who now calls Brooklyn, NY home, where he and his family enjoy near-daily strolls along the East River. Over the past 20 years, Faizal has worked with impact organizations large and small around the world – including in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, France, Uganda, Singapore, Canada, and now the US. A consummate community and relationship builder, his most notable chapters included time building partnerships and alliances at The Aga Khan Development Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, and BRAC. He’s also lived the adventure of building and growing a technology-driven social enterprise from idea to reality and brings the breadth his experience, knowledge, networks and enthusiasm to the Virgin team.

Faizal's newest personal adventure has been fiction writing and poetry and he has been noodling away at creating a book of short stories for several years, hoping it too comes to fruition one day.