Jehangir Malik OBE
CEO at Muslim Aid
He began his humanitarian career as a student collecting donations for victims of the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s, and subsequently moved from a law degree to a role at Islamic Relief UK (IR). He participated in relief and development efforts around the world for over 23 years at IR, with leadership roles covering the USA, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He was later made the organisation’s UK director.
Jehangir was also chief executive of Olympic legacy charity International Inspiration, and in 2010 was awarded an OBE in recognition of his contribution to the humanitarian cause. He sits on the board of trustees at ACEVO (Association of Chef Executives for Voluntary Organisations, the Muslim Charities Forum and the NET (National Emergency Trust) and sat as a Commissioner on the Birmingham Children’s Commission into poverty.
In 2016, Jehangir came to Muslim Aid, overseeing a period of transition for the organisation. In addition to presiding over Muslim Aid’s existing work in dozens of countries he has overseen the response to a range of developing crisis, including the Yemen conflict, the 2018 Indonesian earthquake, and the civil society relief effort following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.