Akram is a serial entrepreneur having founded Azal Student Agency, an agency that works to support international students and newcomers in their transition to Canada, 3D Next, a 3D printing consulting firm and other organizations including the Enactus Nova Scotia Alumni Network. Akram also works as a social enterprise consultant with Common Good Solutions Inc. and manages the Entrepreneurial Skills Program at Dalhousie University.
As a strong believer in mentorship Akram has personally mentored more than 50 young entrepreneurs. In 2014 he was named one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, is a Gold D award recipient from Dalhousie University and was named the student entrepreneur provincial champion for Nova Scotia by Enactus Canada in 2012.
Akram received a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University in 2012 and is currently working towards a master’s degree in leadership. He has called Halifax home since moving to Canada from Yemen in 2007.