Operations are overseen by a highly experienced Leadership Team.

The governance of Ethar is the responsibility of the trustees and the senior management team. They are overall legally responsible for how we behave and operate as a charity. Each team member will have a wealth of experience and collectively they measure how well we perform as an organisation. The Board must also make sure we follow all the relevant English and International Laws and Regulatory Guidelines.

Abdulkadir Naib

Chairman - Board of Trustees

Abdulkadir was born in Eritrea and then later moved to England. He graduated from the University of Greenwich and has over 28 years of community engagement experience, contributing immensely in the advancement of the Eritrean community in the UK. Mr Naib is also a founding member and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Eritrean Muslim Community Association.

Abdurahman Saleh Mahmud

Secretary - Board of Trustees

Abdurahman Saleh Mahmud is the Chairman of the Eritrean Muslim Community in Nottingham, UK. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Dahlak Magazine and was an Executive Committee Member in the Eritrean National Union for Youth and Students (2002–05), serving as Vice President in 2004.

Ranya Hussain Kule


Ranya graduated from the University of Westminster and then went on to work for the Saudi Arabia Culture Bureau as a Senior Attestation Consultant. She has extensive experience working in community project management. Her involvement with Ethar Relief goes back to 2008, and during this period she has coordinated many projects. More specifically, she has been influential in creating partnerships between Ethar Relief and younger organisations to make a difference.

Mohammed Bakhit


Mohammed Bakhit grew up in Eritrea and moved to Egypt obtaining a degree in Islamic Studies & Jurisprudence. He has written articles and lectured in the UK and abroad. Mohammed consults for Islamic educational organisations and has been in management of Mosques and charitable organisations. He is engaged in number of organisations as an Adviser and Consultant.

Susan Yassin


Susan graduated in Molecular Biology from the Queen Mary University of London, and holds an MSc in Management of Intellectual Property. She has extensive management experience in the education sector and has worked with global organisations on international education, both academic and vocational. Her professional work involves advising UK local governments on out-of-school education and community engagement. A linguist and coach, her philanthropy work is mostly focused on highlighting the refugee crisis, and bringing technologies in health and education to less privileged regions of the world.

Naser Haghamed


Mr Haghamed has served as the CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) since April 2016. He has a long history with the Islamic Relief family, working in several positions over the past two decades, including IT, Support, International Programmes, Islamic Relief Academy and TIC International. Mr Haghamed recently completely an MBA at Aston University and has over 25 years of expertise in leadership and is a successful leader, mentor and negotiator. Naser has travelled across 35 countries and is fluent in three languages.

Dr. Souad Mohamed


Dr Souad is a Senior Academic and Youth Development Coach. She currently is a senior Lecturer in Knowledge & Business Information Management and Operations at Westminster Business School. Prior to taking up her position she worked in Brunel University in conjunction with the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) as a Post-doc Research Fellow. Her recent research focuses on Women leadership development in the Middle East. Dr Souad has written and presented several successful publications and is on the Editorial Board for a number of academic journals.

Sultan Omar Mohammed

Chief Executive Officer

Sultan Omar is the founder of Ethar Relief. Born in Eritrea he was orphaned as a young boy and migrated to bordering Sudan, Egypt, Norway and then settling in the UK. Before he decided to setup Ethar Relief he worked in Operations for 9 years at The Muath Trust. Sultan recovered from Cancer which nearly ended his life in 2014. Today he is back to do what he love most, serving the orphans and helping the refugees.

Saeed Abdelrahman

Chief Operating Officer

Saeed Abdelrahman was born in Eritrea and as a 7 years old, he was placed in a refugee camp in Sudan. After studying in Sudan, he moved to Saudi Arabia and now resides in the UK. Saeed graduated in Chemical Engineering from South Bank University and has worked in various management positions for over 25 years. He has gained a wealth of experience within the voluntary sector. Saeed is extremely proud to be involved in supporting children in the refugee camps to realise their potential.

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