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Khudabuksh Walji is a partner at the Newport Board Group, a national firm advising Founders, CEOs and Boards as well as assisting private equity firms to acquire and grow emerging growth companies. He is also the founder and principal of Walji International Law Firm, a global corporate, regulatory, wealth and legacy advisory firm. He also serves as a consultant on United Nations and government affairs as well as public-private initiatives. Additionally, he is the co-founder and principal of IPS3, LLC, an international private equity investment and business advisory firm with significant experiences in the education, government contracting, health care and hospitality sectors, particularly with organizations requiring mid-stage growth capital.
Mr. Walji primary focus is in advising affluent private-held enterprises and family-owned enterprises with diversified global interests as their trusted advisor for more than 25 years, including as legal, business, corporate, investment, wealth, philanthropy and civil society advisor and a confidential family and business mediator with an active presence in Houston, Dubai, Singapore and Toronto as well as Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Karachi and Mumbai. He is also the senior advisor and chartered family office specialist at Stamford Wealth Academy, director and board member at Stamford Privee Family Office and the Society of Family Offices in Singapore.
Mr. Walji has served in senior leadership positions with several civic and community organizations as well as non-profit institutions, including chairman of the National Health Access Initiative in the U.S. which established two primary health clinics in Dallas and Atlanta and serves over 5,000 patients. He was appointed as chair for the Legal & Government Relations Committee for the City of Houston as well as the Houston Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Immigrant & Refugee Affairs. Additionally, he has served as board trustee and vice president of Holy Spirit Episcopal School in Houston. He has served in various roles at the Aga Khan Development Network, including as senior director and special assistant to the president at the Aga Khan University & Hospital + Examination Board in Pakistan, senior strategy manager, Long Term Strategy Initiative for Aga Khan Education Services in Pakistan as well as national legal member for the Aga Khan Council and national board member and master trainer for Alternate Dispute Resolution for the Aga Khan Conciliation & Arbitration Board for U.S., Australia and New Zealand. He currently serves as the legal advisor to Aga Khan Foundation USA and is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows.
Having received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Khudabuksh is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy in Switzerland. Mr. Walji is licensed as an Attorney & Counselor at Law from the U.S. and a U.K. Solicitor; he is a member of The Law Society of England & Wales, International Bar Association, American Bar Association and Texas Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States of America, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. Tax Courts and the Texas Supreme Court and is on the Roll of Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.