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Meet The ImamConnect Team

Muddasar Ahmed

Founder & CEO
 

 

Muddassar is also the Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, a British PR consultancy specialising in crisis and cross-cultural communications; Founder of the Concordia Forum, a transatlantic network of senior Western Muslim leaders; former Independent Advisor to the UK Government on UK Muslim communities; and Patron of the Faiths Forum for London.

Nezar Mahmoud

Project Management
 

 

Nezar advises CxOs and executives of rising startups and fast-growing corporates, particularly in the area of digital transformation and developing new digital businesses. He has worked previously as top management consultant for AT Kearney, Boston Consulting Group and as a corporate development manager for Deutsche Telekom.

Zain al-Haddad

Founding Team Member
 

 

Zain was trained as a lawyer. He then concurrently ran his own communications agency, a bizarre participatory arts group and youth Muslims group called Peace Meal in Kuala Lumpur, before moving to Tareem, Yemen to study in a seminary for five years. Since then he’s engaged in teaching and community building.

Mariam Harutyunyan

Head of Marketing
 

 

Mariam is a marketing and innovation strategist, entrepreneur and the founder of KinArmat. She has been helping businesses develop new approaches to digital marketing and branding strategies. In 2021 she got selected as one of Belgium’s 40 under 40 young leaders. She holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Leuven and Consumer Neuroscience certificates from the Copenhagen Business School.

Fareena Alam

Team Advisor
 


Fareena Alam is a consultant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New York. The former editor of the British Muslim magazine, Q-News, she has been involved in project and people management the US, UK and Canada since 2001. More recently, she was Director of Online Services at SeekersHub Global and Director of Programs at the Concordia Forum.

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Annie Khan

Head of Partnerships and Client Relations
 


After graduating from Goldsmiths University of London in Education, Annie branched into finance before taking a short sabbatical to embrace motherhood. Today, Annies’s portfolio at ImamConnect also encompasses an active engagement in marketing and communications. Notably, Annie serves as the Lead Coordinator for The Sukun Retreat, spearheading transformative retreat experiences.

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Khadijha Tariq

Team Member
 


Khadijha is an accomplished journalist, marketing executive, and experienced content writer with a diverse background in various industries. Her expertise spans working at a PR/Crisis communication agency, a renowned W4 category University, an esteemed academic writing agency, and a reputable education-based magazine.

Syed Azmin

Advisory Board
 


Syed Azmin incorporated Commerce Dot Com Sdn Bhd, an IT company undertaking Government Electronic Project, the largest E-Commerce project in Malaysia of which he is the Founder/Director. In 2006, he was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in Tradewinds Corporation Berhad and United Malayan Land Berhad.

Rahma Javed

Advisory Board
 


Originally from Toronto, Rahma is the Director of Engineering for the Restaurants group at Deliveroo. Previously, Rahma was a senior engineering leader at Wealthfront where she led the financial services area that focussed on building products in financial advisory space like the 529 College Savings Plan as well as the Portfolio Line of Credit.

Hussein Kanji

Advisory Board
 


Hussein is a US-born, London based venture capitalist and a partner at Hoxton Ventures. He currently represents Hoxton on the boards of Biotx, Giraffe360, Kbox Global, Skin Analytics, SOC.OS, TourRadar, XYZ Reality and Yieldify, and serves as a board observer on Behavox, Darktrace, Fy!, Karakuri, Loveshark and Panakeia.

Dalia Mogahed

Advisory Board
 


Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. She testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities.

Usman Ahmed

Advisory Board
 


Usman Ahmed is the Head of Global Public Policy at PayPal Inc. Ahmed is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School where he teaches courses on international law and policy issues related to the Internet as well as fintech law. His research has been published in the MIT Press Innovations Journal.

Alia Kemet

Advisory Board
 


Alia Kemet was with IKEA Group for 14 years in creative and digital roles before joining McCormick & Company as Vice President of Creative & Digital Marketing. She was named Working Mother of The Year by Advertising Women of New York & Working Mother Magazine; and 40 Under 40 by Direct Marketing News (DMN).

Chris Abdul-Rahman Blauvelt

Advisory Board
 


Chris Abdul-Rahman Blauvelt is the CEO & founder of LaunchGood.com and a top engineering graduate from the University of Michigan where he led the Muslim Students Association as President to win Student Organization of the Year. He was the first ever Magic Johnson Social Entrepreneurship Prize winner and a producer for Bilal’s Stand, an award-winning Sundance film about an American Muslim.

Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad

Advisory Board
 


Kameelah is the Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF); dedicated for the emotional well-being in the American Muslim community. She also serves as the Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness and Social Justice at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and advisor for Penn Sapelo, the first Black Muslim Student organization on campus. She has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Atlantic and NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.