Ahmed Ait Moha graduated from the University of Amsterdam in business economics. He specialised in ethnic marketing. Ahmed has more than 15 years of experience in the field of market research. He is a specialist in research among ethnic minority groups and advises various organisations on how to better meet the wishes, needs and lifestyles of ethnic minority groups.Ahmed regularly publishes on research findings and social trends and gives lectures on the theme of diversity and Muslims in the West.
In 2014, Sufyan formally retired from full-time business activity to focus on philanthropic adventures with a key focus on tackling Islamophobia. To this end he was the founder of MEND which specialises in tackling Islamophobia via a dual approach of advocacy in Westminster and media engagement as well as improving media and political literacy of grass roots British Muslims across the UK.
Afzal Khan is the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton. Afzal is the first person from a BME background to represent a Manchester constituency in Parliament. In July 2017, just one month after being elected, he was appointed as Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister.
Prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, Afzal was a North West MEP. Born in Pakistan, he moved to the UK when he was adopted out of poverty as a child. He worked as a labourer in a cotton mill, a bus driver and a Greater Manchester Police Officer, before qualifying as a solicitor and becoming a partner at his own firm. In 2000 he was elected to Manchester City Council, rising to become the first Asian Lord Mayor of the city and a member of the Council’s Executive.
In 2008 Afzal was awarded a CBE for his work on community cohesion, inter-faith and local government. In March of this year, Afzal was awarded the Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, by President Mamnoon Hussain, the highest civilian honour which recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations to the overall welfare of Pakistan and its people.
Azam Jaafri is a British Muslim serial entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of multiple brands. His business interests are food, tech, property, and marketing. Most recently he acquired and re-launched We Know You a full-service digital agency and consultancy supporting brands and investing in startups globally from offices in Lisbon and London.
Azam set up his first business in 2000 renovating houses; he launched Nustone the first of several e-commerce companies in 2007, by 2016 he had delivered two innovative Halal food brands (Gourmosa and Foodery) listed by Sainsbury’s, Asda, Ocado, and Tesco.