Alveena Malik

Chief Executive and Co-Founder, One Million Mentors

Alveena Malik has over 20 years’ experience of working nationally on equalities and cohesion issues as well as delievering social innovation projects.


For the past 4 years Alveena has been Chief Executive and Co-Founder of One Million Mentors, a unique community-based mentoring programme, quickly growing roots around the UK. The aim is to transform young lives by connecting one million young people with one million mentors.


Previously she was Head of UpRising, a national leadership charity. Prior to this, Alveena was Principal Associate at the Institute for Community Cohesion (iCoCo) with lead responsibility on Education and Cohesion Policy and Intercultural Dialogue. She began her career at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) where she became Head of Communities and Integration Policy, leading the development of policies tackling issues such as segregation and extremism.


In 2010 Alveena was appointed as Faith Panel Advisor to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CLG). She was also appointed as Special Advisor to the CLG Committee Inquiry into Migration and PREVENT. As well as this she was advisor to the Law Society’s Equality and Diversity Committee.
Currently Alveena is a Trustee of the People’s History Museum and a mentor to a number of local young people in Manchester.