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Human Aid appoints new CEO

Friday 2nd April 2021

Human Aid UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Tariq Shaekh as its new CEO following a rigorous selection process.

Tariq Shaekh has spent the last 10 years within the humanitarian sector specialising in fundraising, marketing, campaigns management, and more. Having lived in 4 countries and travelled to many others, Tariq has been part of delivering programmes and highlighting emergencies such as the war in Syria and the exodus of the Rohingya Muslims. He brings a wide range of experience to his new role, having worked previously at Muslim Aid and Muntada Aid among other organisations.

Tareq Shaekh said:

“It is with great honour and excitement that I join Human Aid UK as the new CEO. For the past 10 years, the work they have done has helped millions, in some of the toughest and hardest to reach conflict zones globally. I am especially excited to work with such a dedicated and passionate group who have committed themselves, towards such a noble and honourable service to our beneficiaries.

I am determined to carry forward the legacy Human Aid UK has created over this last decade and make key improvements to streamline and improve our strategy and processes to enable our growth, which in turn, will help us to reach even more people worldwide.

I am full of hope and optimism that together with your support, we can overcome all the challenges we have faced this past year with the pandemic; to create a more robust and strategic approach to how we serve those most persecuted and vulnerable across the world.

With the blessed month of Ramadan only days away, I call on all our supporters, past, present, and future, to join us in giving, even more, hope to the people we are helping.”

Nur Choudhury, Human Aid UK’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, said:

“We are really happy to have Tariq join us as Human Aid UK’s CEO. Tariq joins us at a challenging yet exciting time for the charity. With the pandemic showing no sign of ceasing anytime soon, we have had to adapt our work here and abroad. However, with the charity passing a milestone of a decade of service, we now enter an exciting time of change, development, and growth. Tariq brings with him significant experience and expertise that will enable Human Aid to improve and continue to serve the most vulnerable people around the world - victims of war and persecuted communities.”