He is the CEO of a billion dollar company, Next Energy. It’s a Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy (ONE) on Wednesday said it closed a $300 million Series B funding round that takes the three-year-old company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Does this make the CEO, Mujeeb Ijaz the first ever Ahmadi billionaire? Check out some other Ahmadi venture capitalist herein. His father was an experimental physicist and professor of physics at Virginia Tech. His mother was a solar physicist (0:25 time stamp) who worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to develop Renewable energy in Pakistan renewable energy programs in Pakistan.

He was born on May 18, 1967 in Radford, Virginia and grew up in Montgomery County, Virginia. His cousin is the famous Faysal Sohail (first cousin), who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area as a venture-capitalist.

His famous parents

Dr. Mujaddid Ahmed Ijaz (Professor at Virginia Tech) and Dr. Lubna Razia Ijaz (solar physicist)(Professor at Virginia Tech).
His siblings

Mansoor, Farouk, Atif and Neelam, their only daughter, was born in Pakistan.

His father moved to Virginia and took up a professor position at Virginia Tech, he stayed for 27 years and retired in 1991. 

He was born on May 18, 1967.

Ijaz received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 1990, where he majored in mechanical engineering.

In 1992, Ijaz joined Ford Motor Company, where he worked for over 15 years as the manager of electric and fuel cell vehicle engineering.
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Ijaz led a team of experts in the development of Ford’s Lithium-Ion plug-in hybrid – the Edge HySeries, as well as lead the record setting Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 Land Speed Record effort resulting in a World’s first 207 mph achievement powered by a 750 hp hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.

Ijaz founded the A123 Automotive Solutions Group in 2008, leading to A123’s initial public offering in 2010.[8] Ijaz then led the creation of A123 Venture Technologies.[9][10][11] Ijaz was responsible for the production of automotive applications for A123 including, the Fisker Karma, Chevrolet Spark EV, and racing applications in Formula 1 and the 24 Hours of LeMans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid.[12][13]

Ijaz developed new materials and cells which were used to power the Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet to a 307.7 mph land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.[14]


Ijaz joined Apple Inc. in 2014 as a special project engineer.

It is alleged that he paid for lots of free travel for the Ahmadiyya Movement.

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