My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Ahmen keynote speaker

Ahmen Sivaloganathan

    • CEO of Our Turn
    • Hip-hop Artist
    • "Batman of Social Impact"
Full Bio
In Person-Fee 🛈

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

Travels From

New Jersey

Ahmen Speaker Reel

Ahmen Speaker Reel

Ahmen Sivaloganathan Speaker Biography

Mohan Sivaloganathan – aka Ahmen – is the Batman of Social Impact as a nonprofit leader by day and hip-hop artist by night, while never losing sight of his most important roles as father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He has built a reputation as a Troublemaker for the status quo, orchestrating sustainable transformation and systems change for education, social, and racial justice.

Ahmen advances transformative change by:

-Leveraging the power of identity, culture, and social innovation to move people, money, resources, and policies in pursuit of justice. Ahmen draws on his family heritage as a first-generation American and son of Asian immigrants coupled with contemporary politics, audience experiences, and shared social struggles to inspire and influence lasting positive change.

-Cultivating a journey with teammates that is marked by well-being, growth, and fulfillment. He engages and empowers people to create and innovate with a keen focus on both compassion and excellence

-Shaping culture through music and presentations that activate voices and action to advance equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

As Batman, Ahmen uses the power of music and public speaking to spark change-making. He has performed and delivered keynote talks in partnership with the World Economic Forum, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Net Impact, NYU, Penn State, the University of San Diego, Independent Sector, Fordham, Synergos Institute, Centre for Social Innovation, Defy Ventures, and the World in Conversation Project, among many others. Ahmen’s footprint has impacted thousands of students, young professionals, philanthropists, and corporate leaders worldwide. His music has been featured on ESPN and HipHopDX, and his most recent album was in the College Radio Top 20 for eight consecutive weeks.

In his Bruce Wayne world, Ahmen serves as the CEO of Our Turn, the nation’s leading movement of students fighting for education justice. He strategically rebranded the organization, transforming it into the nation’s largest and most effective youth-led movement for education justice. Ahmen provides the strategic direction and leadership to advance equitable solutions that champion and enable systems change through grassroots and institutional capability building, as well as campaigning and messaging to influence policy at the highest levels. Since 2019, Our Turn has trained and activated young people as changemakers in 35 states; secured the endorsement of 20+ social justice institutions and influencers; and been featured in Teen Vogue, HuffPost, Fast Company, The 74, and more.

Building on his leadership at Our Turn, Ahmen’s track record includes:

- In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, received a Proclamation from the New York City Council to recognize a program that reduced gun violence by 90%

- Recruited over 10,000 applicants over three years to teach in the country’s under-resourced towns and cities

- Expanded some of NYC’s most highly regarded mental health, summer jobs, afterschool, and justice reform programs for marginalized youth

- Led a veteran’s service movement in eight cities, serving over 4,000 veterans and garnering 5 city-wide awards in New York City, Pittsburgh, Orlando, and Miami.

Awarded as a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” by New York Nonprofit Media and a “Next Generation Leader” by the Human Services Council, Ahmen was featured in Good is the New Cool, an Amazon Philanthropy and Charity #1 new release. He sits on the Board of Directors of Net Impact / Good Institute and previously served as a Communications / PR and Field Organizer for Obama for America. Ahmen holds an MBA from Penn State University’s Smeal Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering also from Penn State.


What if the labels that haunt us during our formative years can actually become badges of honor? Ahmen takes you on his journey from stumbling into Trouble in classrooms and boardrooms to proudly owning the title of Troublemaker in Chief.

The forces of the status quo are built to perpetuate inequity and the suppression of voice and identity. A generational challenge requires an uncommon solution – Troublemaking – to catalyze our agency to create transformative change. Ahmen illustrates a blueprint for Troublemaking to channel your voice, story, and action in pursuit of dismantling an unjust status quo.

When you gaze at the infinite possibility of the stars, what do you envision for yourself and loved ones? Go on a ride with Ahmen to reimagine the idea of a moonshot, and to tap into your own rocket fuel.

Ambition. Aggression. Alpha Male. For generations, men have been taught to show up in a manner that exacerbated stereotypes. When left unchecked, that conditioning is actually ineffective and could harm the people we care about. Ahmen shares his story of confronting and challenging those stereotypes, as a parent and a CEO.

The American Dream story is cookie cutter, idealized, and for some, a fictional pipe dream. Join Ahmen on his story as a son of immigrants, whose search for identity in the United States led him to the discovery of a purpose that is unlike any other.

In the age of cancel culture and clap backs in 280 characters or less, it is easier to burn bridges rather than build them. Ahmen paints the picture of adversarial, painful moments that nearly led him into the abyss, and how he ultimately sought to live and breathe the mantra made famous by Michelle Obama.

We fight and sacrifice our entire lives for a seat at the table, where the big decisions are made. But once you arrive, another battle awaits. The stakes are higher, the spotlight is on, and there is more to lose. Ahmen peels back the curtain on his quest to claim a position among movers and shakers, and the heart pounding moments that led to triumph, failure, and growth.

Related Speakers

Peter Baines, Speaker

Peter Baines

Business Consultant

Jon Wuebben, Communications Speaker

Jon Wuebben

Founder and CEO of Content Launch

Ricardo Semler, Change Speaker

Ricardo Semler

The Original Future Of Work Expert. Organizational Changemaker

Greg Gadson, Speaker

Greg Gadson

Decorated Army Commander

Relly Nadler, Business Motivational Speaker

Relly Nadler

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Expert

Kix Brooks, Musician Speaker

Kix Brooks

Country Music Entertainer

Tim Gard, Speaker

Tim Gard


Betsy Myers, Human Resources Speaker

Betsy Myers

Founding Director

Amy Dee, Speaker

Amy Dee

Speaker on Employee Engagement

Antoni Lacinai keynote speaker

Antoni Lacinai

Dynamic Speaker on Workplace Communication

Waldo Waldman, Speaker

Waldo Waldman

Decorated Fighter Pilot

Quint Studer, speaker, author and entreprenuer

Quint Studer




Everyone on the ESB team has been great to work with for our events. Looking forward to keep working with ESB!

Plexus Worldwide

We had a positive experience with ESB. Matt Meyer is a great communicator and easy to get a hold of. His helped us through the process to mak..


ESB was patient, thorough, and responsive during the planning process. Thank you for making this such a great experience for us!


ESB supported our needs and the needs of our speaker throughout the entire process. I highly recommend working with ESB to find your next spe..


"It's always a pleasure to work with ESB. Very professional and personable staff. Thanks!"

Testimonial | Texas Society of Architects

"Excellent! Thank you for being a true partner to our organization and its development."

HCA Healthcare

"They are the only speakers bureau I will even consider using!"

Testimonial | Youth Villages

A wonderful bureau to work with! Big ups to everyone who helped make our event a success. Fingers crossed we get the chance to collaborate fo..

MDRT | Testimonial

"As always, you are the best most responsive speaker bureau I've ever worked with!"

Image Media

Angela Schelp was a great partner in finding the right kick-off speaker for our conference. This was my first conference identifying the keyn..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

© 2024 Executive Speakers Bureau. All Rights Reserved.

Design and Developed by eBiz Solutions

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below