Khadija Rejto

CEO of Solutions International Advisors

Khadija Rejto, an internationally recognized expert on development, philanthropy, sustainability and community empowerment, has spent the last 17 years working in foundations, corporates, academic institutions, NGOs, and United Nation agencies where she developed and managed innovative cross-sectoral programs and partnerships to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

She is Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Solutions International Advisors, a philanthropic advisory service that provides strategic planning, management and monitoring to help support the efforts of individual, family, institutional and corporate clients

Previously, Khadija held the distinction of being the first Vice President of Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Lands End’s 53-year-old history where she oversaw the company’s sustainability and compliance efforts as well its corporate giving portfolio and employee engagement.

She was also the inaugural Pinkerton Foundation visiting fellow, studying the changing face of immigrant communities in New York City and identifying programs serving young people in those areas. She also designed and developed the foundation’s strategy to create an incubator program for NYC community based immigration services to obtain support and visibility through collaborative funding.

Previously, Khadija spent a considerable amount of her career at the United Nations (UN) where she was a Program Officer with the Health Action in Crises Unit at WHO.  During her tenure at the UN, she helped develop a coalition of non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to provide funding for humanitarian missions as well as humanitarian partnerships with global actors such as the World Economic Forum and the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy.

Khadija is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Council’s Committee on Programs and is on the Board of Directors of Mission: Restore. She also serves on the international Council of Advisors for Global Dignity. ​From 2012-2014, Khadija was the Chairman of the Board for FXB USA, the US branch of the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud, a leading global poverty alleviation foundation founded by Countess Albina Du Boisrouvray.

My Sessions

The Building Blocks of a Muslim Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Fong Auditorium

Entrepreneurship is a powerful yet elusive path that rewards success with financial independence, stability and freedom. However, successful entrepreneurs don’t arise in a vacuum, and Muslim entrepreneurs face additional challenges and opportunities on the path to commercial success. In order to create world-class Muslim business and entrepreneurial leaders, we must systematically address the following requirements. […]

Community Entrepreneurship The Muslim Professional