The international relief and development charity Muslim Aid has appointed Jehangir Malik as chief executive.
Malik, who joined this week from the same role at the Olympic legacy charity International Inspiration, replaces Hamid Azad, who left the charity in March after two years in the role.
He was appointed OBE in 2010 in recognition of his work for international humanitarian causes.
Muslim Aid, which was set up in 1985, provides humanitarian assistance to disaster-affected countries and runs programmes in more than 70 countries.
The charity had an income of £34.7m in 2014 and employs about 1,800 people worldwide, according to its most recent set of accounts.
Suhaib Hasan, chair of Muslim Aid, said Malik brought a great deal of experience to the role and he was confident that under Malik’s leadership the organisation would continue to flourish.
A spokeswoman for Muslim Aid was unable to confirm before publication of this story how much Malik’s salary would be.
According to the charity’s annual report for 2014, no employee earned more than £60,000 over the course of the year.