District 6 representative
Tariq Bokhari, a republican, was elected in 2017 as the district 6 representative and is serving his first term on council.
Bokhari is an influential leader in the financial technology (fintech) industry, and serves as the Executive Director of the Carolina Fintech Hub (CFH). Prior to his work with CFH and launching his own startup company, Aggressant, Tariq served as the head of innovation and investment for FIS Global, the world's largest fintech company.
Prior to that, Tariq served in a variety of executive roles at GE Capital, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He also served as treasurer of the North Carolina Heroes Fund and board member of the Greater Enrichment Program.
Bokhari was inducted into the 2010 Charlotte Business Journal class of 40 under 40 and was named as the 2016 Next Money Risk Taker of the Year.
Bokhari holds a bachelor’s degree from Radford University.