UK charity Human Appeal’s CEO wins prestigious global award
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The AidEx Humanitarian Hero Award was won by Dr Mohammed Ashmawey, CEO of Human Appeal on 16 November in Brussels at AidEx 2022.
The award sets out to recognise and celebrate stand-out individuals from the humanitarian aid and development community.
The three shortlisted finalists also included Qasim Rashid Ahmad, Founder and Executive Chairman of Al-Khair Foundation and Gehad Hamdy, Founder and Managing Director, Speak Up. All finalists have shown signs of resilience, strength, leadership and dedication to making the world a better place and all who have made the shortlist are to be celebrated.
Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey is the CEO of Human Appeal since 2019. Prior to that he was also leading another global charity and has dedicated half his professional life to working for humanitarian causes and NGOs.
He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of prominent non-profits, including Mercy International and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and as the president of the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) from 1993 to 1998.
His energy and focus has transformed the UK NGO he took over the UK charity as the CEO in 2019 and today it is the fastest growing international NGO within the UK’s faith-based charity sector. The new initiatives he introduced to Human Appeal have allowed the charity to grow and expand into major new markets such as the USA under his stewardship.
The award judging panel recognized Dr. Ashmawey’s successful initiatives since taking the helm of Human Appeal that helped grow the international NGO and allow it to transform and save more lives globally. Human Appeal is based in Manchester, England and was founded in 1991.