About Speaker Mohan Sivaloganathan…
Impactful. Intriguing. Innovative. Few musicians inspire such a variety of positive adjectives. As a nonprofit leader by day and hip-hop MC by night, Mohan is known as the “Batman of Social Impact.” Mohan is the rare leader who is both a social and cultural entrepreneur. He unifies changemaking initiatives with artistic efforts that galvanize the masses. It’s a unique formula that can – and has – lead to true change for our greatest social issues.
In his “Bruce Wayne” world, Mohan is the Northeast Executive Director of The Mission Continues, one of the nation’s most effective veterans service organizations. As the “Dark Knight,” Mohan assumes the moniker of Ahmen, described as an artist with “the flow of a socially conscious Eminem…and ability of Common.”
Mohan’s #Troublemaker music and message to disrupt the system is inspiring audiences around the world, as evidenced by appearances at major events such as IFC 2017, NYU Social Innovation Summit 2017, New Frontiers 2016, Frank 2016, Embark 2015, and INBOUND 2015. As a result, Mohan has been identified as a “Rising Star” by New York Nonprofit Media, who named Mohan one of their 2015 “40 Under 40,” a “Next Generation Leader” by the Human Services Council, and was featured in “Good is the New Cool,” an Amazon Philanthropy & Charity #1 new release.
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In the greatest spirit of hip-hop and leadership, Mohan is an avid opponent of the status quo. He breaks boundaries as a performer, activist, and speaker for the sole purpose of stirring things up while catalyzing voices and positive action among everyday people. Most important, Mohan has achieved unprecedented levels of success in his endeavors, from releasing his groundbreaking music on ESPN and HipHopDX to partnering with some of the world’s top companies. Mohan is truly a highly effective modern rebel with a cause.
The ultra octane activist’s inspiring portfolio includes:
- Led the launch of a pilot program that reduced gun violence by 90% in one of NYC’s most dangerous neighborhoods
- Recruited over 10,000 people over three years to teach in the country’s poorest towns and cities
- Expanded some of NYC’s most highly regarded mental health programs for young children and at-risk youth
- Built partnerships with some of the world’s leading companies and brands, including Morgan Stanley, PwC, Macquarie, Blackstone, and more
- Featured in Fast Company, the Huffington Post, and more as a thought leader in social innovation
- Currently leading the service movement in eight cities across the east, serving over 6,000 veterans