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CEO Departure Statement

April 24, 2020

Jehangir Malik OBE is standing down as Chief Executive Officer of Muslim Aid after almost four years.

Mr Malik said: “I am extremely honoured to have played a key role for the organisation during hugely challenging times. I have witnessed the dedication, commitment and immense sacrifice of staff as they have worked tirelessly in implementing the charity’s mission and purpose.

“After almost four years of leading an inspirational team of people, I feel now is a good time to pass on the baton. I remain committed to helping to strengthen civil society in challenging times in light of Covid-19 and beyond.”

Iftikhar Awan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Muslim Aid, said: “We thank Jehangir for his contribution to Muslim Aid and we wish him well for the future. He joined the organisation at a critical time and has worked tirelessly to make a difference.”

During his time at Muslim Aid, Mr Malik implemented a new system of corporate governance and increased organisational capacity to deliver aid. He also oversaw the deployment of frontline support in countries including Somalia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen. The charity played a prominent role in the relief effort following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London in 2017 and continues to do so.

Kashif Shabir, currently Transformation and Strategy Director at Muslim Aid will step in as Acting CEO whilst the Board assesses the charity’s needs and structures going forward.

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