Meet the Team
President: DR OMER EL-HAMDOON
Omer El-Hamdoon: Omer qualified as a dentist in 1998 from the University of Sheffield. During which time he occupied positions like the President of the University of Sheffield Islamic Circle Society (USIC) and the Chairman of the Muslim Welfare House of Sheffield (MWHS). He completed the four year bachelor degree in Islamic Studies from the European Institute of Humanities Studies (EIHS) in 2003; and a Masters in Restorative Dentistry in 2007. After occupying the Head of Dawah Section in the MAB Executive, he was appointed as the President of MAB in May 2011. He was re-elected as the MAB President in December 2013. Omer currently resides in the suburbs of London.
Vice President and General Secretary: BELGACEM KAHLALECH
Belgacem Kahlalech: a diploma in International studies from Birkbeck College University of London, currently undertaking an MA in charity management in St Mary’s University College. I have worked and volunteered in several institutions e.g International Policy Studies (IPS), World Assembly for Muslim Youth western office, also I took many short courses in various areas. In addition I have participated in many conferences and workshops related to many different topics national and international, worked with MAB since its foundation in 1997.
Vice President: AMEENA BLAKE
Ameena Blake: Qualified as a Secondary School English teacher in June 2008 following a degree in English studies and Post graduate in secondary education (PGCE), Ameena is currently due to complete a Masters in Leadership and Management of Education, also in Sheffield Hallam University. She also works as lead teacher of English within a local secondary school. Ameena has been Muslim for nearly twenty years; active for about fifteen. Past roles have included being MAB sister in Charge of Sheffield branch and member on the board of trustees of Muslim Welfare House Sheffield. In addition, she has delivered Islamic lectures across the UK and Europe. Currently, Ameena is Chair of Trustees and Management Committee of the MAB Fatima Centre in Sheffield and is the co-ordinator for the Sheffield Faith Leaders Group.
Head of Education and Membership:
Head of Institutions: TOUFIK KACIMI
Toufik Kacimi: From 1993 – 1996, Toufik was a teacher of Islamic studies in Algiers High School. In 1996, he completed a Masters degree in Islamic studies. Then, he went on to obtain an MBA from East London University in 2002. Continuing with teaching, he taught at Imam Zakaria Academy from 2002 to 2005. After that, he became the London Branch Manager for Human Relief Foundation, from 2005 to 2010. Currently, he is the CEO of the Muslim Welfare House Trust.