Sajid Rizvi is founder of Saffron Books, the imprint’s commissioning editor and editor of several current book series, founding editor of journals, magazines and periodicals, online and/or in print, several of those academically refereed. As an author and commentator, he writes on art and current issues in society for Eastern Art Report, Art Criticism Today, East Asia Journal, East Asian Europe, European Crossroads, The Middle East in Europe/meenet.info and other international media.
As a frequent participant in the United Nations Human Rights Council and other humanitarian fora and think tanks, his overall remit as a writer and commentator includes monitoring and scrutiny of international non-government organisations that are involved with campaigns and public fund-raising for universal rights, governance and human development. This work includes particular focus on identifying governance shortfalls and transparency deficits.
His voluntary sector work includes honorary directorship of two educational community initiatives active in the UK and abroad and several charitable organisations committed to educational and career advancement among disadvantaged youth and the elderly.
As an artist his work in various media features in gallery exhibitions in Britain and abroad.