First Asian, Pakistani Waseem Ahmad becomes new IRW CEO

Staff Reporter


First Asian and Pakistani Waseem Ahmad has been appointed as new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW).

Waseem is currently the Director of IRW’s International Programmes Division, managing the design and delivery of the organisation’s global humanitarian and development work.

Last year this work provided vital support to 9.5 million people in more than 40 countries – including life-saving aid for people affected by humanitarian crises; transformative water and education programmes; innovative projects helping communities cope with the devastating effects of climate change; and responding to the global Covid-19 pandemic, said a press release.

Waseem has been part of the Islamic Relief family for 15 years, having first joined as a Programme Officer in Balochistan, Pakistan.

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