EVERY MOVEMENT NEEDS CHAMPIONS

Every movement needs champions at WOHASU, Shapers, Game Changers, Organizations and Happiness Activists are catalysts to creating a better and more inclusive world, every day. Fellow Founders use their vision, time, creativity and passion for good, and share the benefits of their hard work to promote happiness and wellbeing.

In gratitude and awe, we introduce the Fellow Founders of the Happiness Movement.

Fellow Founders


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DANISH FARHAN

DANISH FARHAN

Danish is an investor, entrepreneur, strategist and father. He is the founder of hybrid consulting boutique Xische & Co. in Dubai and New York.

Danish has been one of the youngest successful start-up entrepreneurs in the Middle East. After dropping out of 3 different universities, he founded new media firm in 2001 at age nineteen, later successfully exiting in 2004. Fuelled by his personal philosophy of ‘hybrid thinking,’ he founded category-busting boutique consulting firm Xische & Co. in Dubai and New York. Danish has spent fourteen years advising, building, and managing ventures for clients such as the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, Dubai Holding, DIFC, Qatar World Cup, BMW & Giorgio Armani. Over the past five years Danish has maintained an integral relationship with the UAE government and is responsible for creating the brand identity for the Emirates Mars Mission 2020 and the world renowned Mohammad Bin Rashid Global Initiatives. Danish also acts as Chief Brand & Strategy Advisor to H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, and is the co-author of the Happiness Agenda launched by the Smart Dubai Office in May 2016. Born in Libya, raised in Dubai, Danish is passionate about design, culture, technology, and entrepreneurship. He is an exhibiting artist, and a regular speaker at design and entrepreneurship events. He is a keynote speaker and visiting lecturer, and regularly blogs on topics including design thinking, entrepreneurship and business culture. When he’s not creating imaginary worlds with his sons, Danish’s idea of ‘time-off’ is playing angel investor and mentor to budding local startups in the UAE. He is Chairman of investment boutique Xische Holdings, a privately-held group that includes an emerging technology firm, a design consultancy and a recently launched Dubai-based startup incubator