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Jahir Hussain joined the board in 2018 and was elected as Chair. He has experience working with councils on issues such as securing land, building regulations, etc. He has successfully managed refurbishment projects in the third sector. Jahir is the CEO of a publishing company and is also a trustee of a BAME organisation that he helped to set up. His experience of over a decade in the finance industry will be essential to ASHA’s financial stability and growth.
Saima Anwar holds an MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science and is a member of the ACCA. She is a partner at a leading BAME accountancy firm and offers regular consultancy. Saima liaises with the auditors and the finance staff to keep oversight of the financial matters and risk assessments.
Joseph Mbang joined the as a full board member in 2018 and was elected as Co-Vice Chair. He Holds an LLM in International Commercial Law and is leading a charity that works with asylum seekers and refugees. Joseph has experience working Westminster City Council working on the assessment of homeless families. He has a keen interest in law, particularly human rights, European law and immigration.
A Certified Chartered Accountant and FCCA, Abraham Duncan Williams has great analytical skills and has valued expertise to support financial sustainability. He has Board experience, being a member of the Odumtu Development Association, a charitable organisation which raises funds and sources equipment for Ghana to help and educate the underprivileged. As an accountant, his clients include sectors of food and beverages, higher education, charity, healthcare and more. Abraham Duncan Williams regularly advises BAME charitable societies on financial matters and governance.
Prince Kamanda holds an MBA and has over 20 years of experience in Development. He has extensive knowledge and experience in site identification and project management. Prince Kamanda is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Business Consulting. He joined the board through the NHF ‘get on board scheme”. When Prince Kamanda isn’t managing projects of varying degrees, he likes to participate in hobbies such as watching football, following politics, Religion and participating in intellectual debates. Prince Kamanda describes himself as determined, strong willed, focused, pro-active and a visionary.
Yahya Bhata joined the board in 2019 and is an entrepreneur. For over two decades, he has been involved in the retail and publishing sectors. He has a keen eye for marketing material and can provide guidance towards internal and external material for stakeholders. Yahya has experience in events management, having arranged a variety of conferences and seminars with international scholars and guests.
Ibrahim Sadikovic is a tenant board member and is currently in the publishing sector. He studied Oriental Philology and other courses in the Middle East and UK. He has vast experience in community development having raised awareness around the situation in the former Yugoslavia. As one of our oldest tenants, he has been a strong voice for the tenants in the decision making process, advising on maintenance and upkeep of our properties.
Saad Qureshi is a tenant board member and is currently UK Dean at SAE Institute, the world’s largest creative media education provider. He has vast experience in leading multi-campus and multi- disciplinary teams. A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has designed over 20 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and his specialist expertise is in developing socially responsible graduates. Saad started off in the charitable sector and is a qualified youth worker and peer mentor striving to raise aspirations of disadvantaged youth and adults. He was an advisor to the government between 2008 and 2010. He is currently also a member of the Lambeth and Southwark Metropolitan Police Independent Advisory Group. He was conferred the Lambeth Civic Award in 2008 for services to the community. Saad sits on a number of boards and will support the strengthening of governance and give a voice to tenants in the decision making process.