Mansoor Ladha, an award-winning journalist, has held senior editorial positions with daily and weekly newspapers in East Africa and Canada. He has worked as Features Editor of The Standard (now Daily News) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and as copy editor with the Daily nation / Sunday Nation, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mansoor was awarded Citizen of the Year (Morinville Chamber of Commerce), Silver Quill Award by Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association for contribution to newspapers and Governor General Caring Canadian Award by the Gov. Gen. of Canada.
In Canada, he was publisher of the Morinville Mirror and the Redwater Tribune for 25 years. Prior to that, he worked as a copy editor with the Edmonton Journal. He freelances for several newspapers, including The Calgary Herald and The Vancouver Sun and is a regular columnist of The Edmonton/Calgary Senior newspaper.
Ladha studied for B.A. in political science and history. He was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship by Lord Thomson of Fleet Street to study journalism at Cardiff, Wales, in 1970.
He has been appointed to several public boards, which included the Alberta Press Council, the Alberta Cultural Heritage Council, the Northern Alberta Red Cross, the Alberta Health Board, and the Calgary Arts Development Authority.
He was chairman of the Aga Khan Shia Ismaili Muslim community in Edmonton and one of the few ismaili journalists who has had the privilege to interview the Aga Khan.