New Chair: Sultan Choudhury OBE
Sultan Choudhury who has been a trustee of NZF since it was formed as a Charity, will become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. He has over 27 years’ experience within the professional and financial sector and is most prominently known for his leading work within the Islamic Finance sector, founding the UK’s first Islamic Bank, (Al Rayan Bank) where he served as CEO and Director for 9 years until 2019. Sultan currently holds a number of non-executive and Chairman roles in the Islamic finance and not-for-profit sector.
In his role as Chair of Trustees, Sultan will lead the Board: “After many years as a Trustee of NZF, I am thrilled to be able to contribute further as Chair. It is a great privilege to work with someone so passionate about the great mission of Zakat as Azim, and I look forward to continue working with him. Iqbal Nasim has been an inspirational CEO for the organisation, who has established NZF as a unique and remarkable UK Charity. All of us at NZF are so appreciative and grateful for his leadership and commitment over the last decade. In terms of the future, the need for support within Britain’s Muslim community continues to grow, and NZF will remain and also thrive in meeting those challenges through providing best-in-class Zakat services in the UK.”
Azim Kidwai, our previous Chair, will continue to support Sultan and serve on the Board as a Trustee: “It has been a great honour working with the Board and Iqbal to get NZF where it has got to so far. NZF has huge potential, and I have full confidence that Sultan and Sohail will provide the right combination of professionalism, scholarly expertise and vision, to help NZF achieve significant success, God willing.”