Islamic Relief Worldwide, Chief Executive Officer

Naser HagHamed was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) in April 2016. Since joining IRW 23 years ago, he has worked in numerous leadership roles, including as Director of International Programmes and as the Operations Director of the Islamic Relief Academy.

Naser HagHamad has over 25 years of expertise in both the private and third sector, running company-wide operational functions, leading complex projects from inception to successful completion and making sound strategic decisions. He has also served on the boards of various private and third sector organisations.

As a successful leader, mentor and negotiator, he has travelled across 35 countries, is fluent in three languages and has rich experience in dealing with people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.

He obtained an Executive MBA with Distinction from Aston University in 2016.

Islamic Relief Worldwide

As an independent humanitarian and development organisation, Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 32 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty.

Since we received our first donation in 1984, we have helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by our values, we believe that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.

Our projects provide poor people with access to vital services. We protect communities from disasters and deliver life-saving emergency aid. We provide lasting routes out of poverty, and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and their communities.

Our global family includes national offices, affiliated partners and field offices. We also own a subsidiary company based in Birmingham, UK, which raises funds for our work by collecting and recycling clothing. TIC International also conducts food activities, largely related to canned meat for aid purposes.