Human Appeal appoints new chief executive

Dr Mohamed Ashmawey took up the role on 6 April

Dr Mohamed Ashmawey
Dr Mohamed Ashmawey

The humanitarian charity Human Appeal has appointed Dr Mohamed Ashmawey as its new chief executive.

Ashmawey has been a management consultant in the US for the past three years, advising senior leaders in the humanitarian and development sector in Europe and the Middle East.

He was chief executive of Islamic Relief for four years until his departure in 2016 and was acting chief executive officer of Islamic Relief US in 2006.

Ashmawey is also a member of the World Economic Forum Civil Society Advisory Team, has served on the boards of Mercy International and the Islamic Society of North America, and was the president of the Muslim Arab Youth Association from 1993 to 1998.

He started his new role on 6 April.

Human Appeal dismissed its former chief executive, Othman Moqbel, last year after a statutory inquiry into the charity was opened by the Charity Commission.

The inquiry came about after allegations were made about the charity’s finances and governance.

Ashmawey said in a statement: "I am proud to take the reins at Human Appeal. I am looking forward to working with my new dedicated and determined colleagues as we continue to transform lives and lift people out of poverty."

Dr Kamil Zakariyya Omoteso, chair of Human Appeal, said: "We are confident that Dr Ashmawey will successfully take Human Appeal to the next level and drive our strategy forward so that we focus on our common goal to support our beneficiaries and become the global agent of change for a just, caring and sustainable world."

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