Aga Khan IV (1936-) is the current Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as Imam in 1957 at the age of 20. Upon assuming the position, he continued his grandfather's mission to improve the quality of life for Ismaili peoples, assist refugees, and advocate for positive relations between people of different ethnicities.
In 1967 he founded the Aga Khan Development Network, a network of private, non-denominational development agencies which address health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development in the poorest parts of the world. Today the organisation coordinates over 200 agencies and employs 96,000 people in over 30 countries around the world, notably at health and education facilities.