Mohammad and his family came to Australia as refugees from Iraq, after moving through Iran and Syria. Mohammad is passionate about changing the national conversation around people seeking asylum and education through grassroots movements. Mohammad is the former CEO of Welcome to Australia, Hon. Secretary of Federation of Ethnic Communities’​ Councils of Australia and a member of the SBS Community Advisory Committee. Mohammad also has a Bachelor of Software Engineering from the University of Adelaide.

Mohammad was a delegate at the Federal Government’s 2020 Youth Summit in Canberra in 2008, awarded the South Australian Governor’s Multicultural award for youth achievement in 2012, and was a finalist in the 2018 SA young Australian of the year awards.