Islamic Relief Australia has appointed Mr Habib Malik as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Malik brings with him over 10 years of experience in humanitarian work, having previously served as Head of Islamic Relief Scotland where his results-oriented approach and strategic planning skills made Islamic Relief the leading international Muslim NGO in the country.
Malik specialises in fundraising and community outreach. “I am so pleased to be joining the Islamic Relief Australia family. I look forward to working with the staff, volunteers and community to make this a leading Islamic Relief office,” Malik said.
The new CEO replaces outgoing CEO Muaz AlHajj, who has worked tirelessly over the previous two years to bring Islamic Relief to the forefront of humanitarian action within Australia.
As ongoing conflict continues to displace and impoverish people in many countries where Islamic Relief works, Malik’s appointment will mean continued and extensive support for humanitarian action and ongoing development work in those countries.
Malik is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Burns Humanitarian Award as well as a number of community and Life Time Achievement Awards.
During his long previous service with Islamic Relief, he has visited many field offices including Kenya, Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Somaliland, Gaza, Syria, Indonesia and Sudan to understand the pain, agony and sufferings of the people affected by disasters and poverty. In 2009, he visited the Gaza strip where Islamic Relief is engaged in providing life-saving medical aid through various hospitals, water, food and primary health care to thousands of Gaza civilians.