CoEJ Office Bearers

Dr. Akber has been a community volunteer since his childhood in Mombasa. He has served his local Jamaat (Hyderi) as a committee member, and has supported various Presidents since the 1990s. He has been involved with CoEJ since 2001, both as a Councillor and as the lead for Capacity Building ascending to the position of Vice `president in 2013 and President in September 2015. Professionally, Dr. Akber runs a medical practice in South London with 11,500 patients. He has served as the Chair of the Lewisham Primary Care Trust for four years and presided over a budget of £300m with the care of 250,000 people.

Mahmood is currently serving as Vice President of CoEJ and has been involved in community affairs for nearly four decades. He has previously served as President of Peterborough Jamaat and was President of CoEJ from 2000-03 when he migrated to Dubai. He served in the EC of Dubai Jamaat holding the portfolio of Education and presided over the student loan scheme and restructuring of the Madrasah. He is retired and enjoys sports and time with his grandchildren.

Murtaza has been working with CoEJ for nearly two decades and currently serves the organization as the Secretary General. He has served CoEJ for 2 terms as a Treasurer following a period as a CoEJ Councillor, and prior to that as a Secretary General. He is a CoEJ appointed Councillor for The World Federation and has also served his local Jamaat (Hyderi) in various capacities.He is a retired accountant and enjoys time with his grandchildren.

Tawfiqali who was born in Nairobi, Kenya, is now based in Birmingham, where he currently serves as the Assistant Secretary General for CoEJ. He was previously the Secretary General of the Birmingham Jamaat. He has served in the Birmingham Jamaat Management Committee for over 6 years in various roles he has also volunteered in many capacities from the age of 12 community service runs in his family. He is still involved in Tableegh, Matchmaking, Gusl Kafn and others.

Professionally, Tawfiq has worked in banking for the past 19 years and is now a Team Manager in business banking for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He brings this business acumen to his philanthropic and organising work.

Mohamed Hassan is a member of The KSIMC of Birmingham Jamaat and has recently joined The CoEJ team as Treasurer. He is an active volunteer within the Birmingham community and currently also the Treasurer for Masoomin Sports Club since 2016.

Mohamed Hassan is an Accountant by profession and has a wealth of experience working with and supporting SMEs across many different industries.

In his free time, he enjoys sports, watching football and travelling.

Arif has been Vice President for the Paris Jamaat for 6 years, and has been responsible for foreign affairs for over 12 years. His other roles include being the elected President of the burial committee for both Parisian Jamaats and leading the organisation of Hajj Umrah and Ziyarat trips for both Parisian Jamaats. During the last term he was Assistant Secretary General and then Secretary General of CoEJ. He is also serving as an elected World Federation Councillor.

Professionally he is CEO at ARHAS International – France.

CoEJ Councillors

The Council of European Jamaats comprises at least one Councillor from each of its Member Jamaats. The full list of all CoEJ Councillors is below:

Dr Akber Mohamedali

President

 

Mr Mahmood Hooda

Vice President

 

Mr Murtaza Bharwani

Secretary General

 

Mr Tawfiq Jivraj

Assistant Secretary General

 

Mr Mohamed Hassan Visram

Treasurer

 

Mr Arif Hiridjee

Assistant Treasurer

 

Mr Murtaza Gulamhusein

Elected Councillor

 

Mrs Waheeda Rahim

Elected Councillor

 

Dr Husein Jiwa

Elected Councillor

 

Syed Mohammed Naqvi

Elected Councillor

 

Ms Esmat Jeraj

Elected Councillor

 

Mr Makbul Jaffer

Elected Councillor

Mrs Mariam Hassam

Appointed Councillor

 

Mr Salim Hamir

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Hamid Pirbhai

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Sibtain Allibhai

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Moshin Kassam

Nominated Councillor

 

Dr Rizwan Alidina

Nominated Councillor

 

Mrs Ismat Ramji

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Imran Najafi

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Rasool Bhamani

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Fayyaz Haji

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Salim Govani

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Soudjad Cassam Chenai

Nominated Councillor

Mr Irad Hassanaly

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Mukhtarali Hirani

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Zaheer Mohamed Allarakhia

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Mohamedtaki Mohamedali Jaffer

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Mohammed Mohsin Asaria

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Hassanali Dewji

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Rizwan Rahemtullah

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Kamran Shah

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Shaneabbas Rajani

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Hussein-Ali Rahemtulla

Nominated Councillor

 

Mr Shakir Rahemtulla

Nominated Councillor