Chief Executive Officer
Abed Ayoub comes from a strong management background with more than 21 years of experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. He holds an executive MBA and Doctorate in International Development, and has served in a variety of administrative positions during his professional career.
As a governance committee member of Islamic Relief Worldwide™ (IRW), Mr. Ayoub monitors the present performance of IRW and plans future aims and priorities for the international organization. He is also the chairman of a subcommittee focused on governance and improving IR partnerships.
Currently, Mr. Ayoub serves on the executive board of many local and international nonprofit organizations. He is a founding partner of the Center for Interfaith Action, a coalition of faith organizations working collectively to reduce global poverty and disease. In April 2010, Mr. Ayoub was appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Along with other leaders in the international development field, Mr. Ayoub provides advice, analysis and recommendations to USAID on the most pressing development issues in the world today.
Most recent, Mr. Ayoub was appointed to the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group, where he will be advising on humanitarian issues.
Tareq Osman, a Certified Public Accountant, serves as Controller for Islamic Relief USA. Mr. Osman has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of accounting specialties, including account analyses, budgeting, internal control, reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll management, financial reporting, revenue recognition and individual and corporate taxation.
Mr. Osman has served in accounting-related capacities at a spectrum of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including Teligent Inc., the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the World Wildlife Fund and AARP. For the past five years, Mr. Osman has worked as a public accountant at a CPA firm he founded.
Vice President of Fund Division
Anwar Khan is one of the original founders of Islamic Relief USA. Mr. Khan was born in Pakistan and grew up in England. He earned a degree in biochemistry with honors in 1993, and began working with Islamic Relief United Kingdom. He then moved to the United States in 1994 and cofounded IRUSA. Since then, he has aided in the organization’s expansion, helping start up offices in Los Angeles and Dallas.
Mr. Khan has extensive experience in the field as well: He has traveled to conflict and disaster zones including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Gaza, Darfur, Haiti and Pakistan. During some of his travels, he has delivered emergency aid. He has also traveled for development work in Africa and South Asia, visiting locations including Timbuktu. In the United States, he helped set up a volunteer network that now constitutes several thousand people.
Before becoming head of the Programs Department, Mr. Khan managed Islamic Relief USA’s fundraising offices and oversaw its fund development work. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.