After its inception, AMP has grown both in terms of its activities and in terms of fellow members. AMP’s Governing Council is a team of dedicated professionals and highest decision making body of AMP, who work tirelessly to implement the projects of AMP. Their task is to control the activities so that it is carried out in efficient manner. The GC members are enriched with good experience and capability to work inexhaustibly to execute AMP's projects in favour and on behalf of the masses. As the name AMP suggests, most of its members are professionals and experts in their concerned fields.
Elected Governing Council Members
Mr. Aamir Edresy, Mumbai
President, Association of Muslim Professionals
Aamir Edresy is a Software Engineer by qualification, Businessman by profession and a Social Activist by passion. He is a “Man with a Mission”, the mission to evolve the Indian Muslim community into an Intellectually Progressive, Socially Dynamic and Economically Potent community of conscientious individuals who will significantly contribute to the development of the Nation. He is a multi-faceted person who as the President and Founder of AMP has quite ably led AMP from its inception to its present status of being a vibrant pan-India organization of dynamic individuals. He has exceptional interpersonal skills and networking abilities which is quite evident from his strong social network across India which includes professionals, students, politicians, bureaucrats and social leaders.
As a person he is quite level-headed, mature and capable of taking decisions. He has great organizational skills with an eye for identifying talent and has the ability to put a team together and lead everyone to deliver to the best of their potential. He is enthusiastic, ambitious and a great thinker who is able to devise radical strategies for the development of the community. He is also quite erudite in the matters of public administration and political governance and is abreast with all the recent developments and changes in Government Policies. Over the years Aamir Edresy has earned a reputation for being a Muslim Youth Icon. He is widely recognized as the “Most influential Youth Leader of the Educated Indian Muslim Youth”
He strongly believes that “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!”- John Quincy Adams, he has proven to be a visionary and undoubtedly a great leader.
Mr. Mohd Shahanshah Ansari, Ghazipur, Chicago
Head, General Administration, Association of Muslim Professionals
Mohammed Shahanshah Ansari hails from a much respected family of freedom fighters and Nationalist bureaucrats from District Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, he is currently posted in Chicago, USA. His grandfather Late Jb. Haji Ahmed Ali Ghazipuri was an admirer of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, was a Freedom Fighter and served in the Azad Hind Fauj. Mohammad Shahanshah is a man with profound thoughts, being one of the co-founders of AMP he was highly instrumental in setting up and implementing various policies and framework within AMP as a General Administration Head. Apart from AMP, on the social front he is also involved with a couple of other organizations working for the welfare of the downtrodden.
Mohammad Shahanshah is a Senior Software Engineer by profession with over 12 years of industry experience. He has completed his Master of Computer Application from Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2006 and has worked in India as well as abroad for some of the prestigious organizations which include Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Electricity Company, BHP Billiton Singapore and SAP Global Delivery etc. His is an expert in SAP Data Migration and currently working as Technical Lead for one of the Fortunte 10 Companies in the USA.
His adheres to the lines of Abraham Lincoln, “I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
Mr. Syed Najeeb-Ur-Rahman, Mumbai
General Secretary, Association of Muslim Professionals
Syed Najeeb-Ur-Rahman belongs to an illustrious family of professionals and is himself a management professional. His father had retired as a Marine Engineer who had participated in the War of Goa’s liberation and the Indo-Pak War of 1971 during his service with the Indian Navy. Najeeb likes to take a lot of initiatives and is always on his feet for any community initiative. He is also a gifted speaker and has exceptional oratory and communications skills. He goes out of his way to help those around him and likes to devote his free time doing social work and community service. This personal trait has encouraged him to be a part of AMP in its budding stage, he is one of its co-founders. He heads PR & Communications, supervises the content creation and looks after media relations at AMP.
By qualification Najeeb is an MBA post graduate and is a Sales & Marketing professional. He has worked across various geographies both in India & abroad, in various domains including Advertising, Telecom, Aviation and IT winning various accolades. He has been invited as a ‘Guest Lecturer’ to various colleges which include Schools and Colleges as well as Management institutes, Engineering Colleges, Architecture College and various other Academic Institutions. He has been able to put his expertise to good use at AMP as one of its innovative thinkers. On the personal front he enjoys striking a pleasant conversation with those around and loves to stay fit.
His favourite lines are from the poem by Robert Frost, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ which goes as such..…“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”
Mr. Soheb Selia, Mumbai
Organising Secretary, Association of Muslim Professionals
Soheb Selia heads the Organizing, Planning & Implementation vertical at AMP and has been instrumental in planning and implementing all critical activities and projects of AMP since its inception. Apart from being a thorough professional he is passionate about working for the upliftment of the community. He is actively associated with AMP since its early days and is one of the co-founders of AMP.
He is a stickler to the principles of Total Quality Management as management philosophy that aims to harness the human and material resources in the most effective way to achieve the objectives of the organization and abides by it as well.
On the professional front Soheb is working as Chief Manager - MIS & Analytics with Reliance Capital Asset Management. He has a rich experience of more than 15 years in Corporate Planning & Business Reporting department in Group Companies of Aditya Birla Group and Reliance ADAG Group.
He goes by the lines of Mahatma Gandhi, “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mr. Javed Mohammed Sayed, Mumbai
Finance Secretary, Association of Muslim Professionals
Javed Mohammed Sayed comes from one of the early business families which came down to Mumbai. He comes across as a person with a tough exterior but a soft interior and is always ready to extend a helping hand to anyone who comes asking for help. He usually comes out with lots of innovative business ideas, while at the same time he is genuinely and deeply concerned for the welfare of the community.
Javed is an Entrepreneur and a talented Freelance Graphic Designer having 12 years of experience in Design & Printing. He is the Proprietor of a design firm "Zeba Arts" based in Mumbai. He has been doing various designing assignments for numerous print as well as electronic Advertisements for many corporate and business houses. His talent has been well recognized and suitably utilized at AMP where he Heads the design Team. He has always been accommodating and helpful to all.
Ms. Shabnam Aziz, Jaipur
Ms.Shabnam Aziz is a social development professional with over 20 years experience in the social sector. She is currently working as Head of Action Aid Rajasthan.Her area of interest is education, specially school education. .
Through her participation in online discussion forums and social media, she is actively involved in advocating educational issues of tribal, dalit and minority
communities (especially, Muslims)..
Mr. Mohammad Fahad Alam, Gorakhpur, Kuwait
Mohammad Fahad Alam belongs to a very well-known family of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Fahad is keenly interested to work for the social causes that are for the betterment of the society and that is the reason he has been connected with AMP (since long) to uplift the standard of Muslim Community in Education and
Employment. Being the core member, he is managing the ‘Employment Assistance Cell’ which is one of the Flagship Projects of AMP that aims to assist people in getting employment and also provides a significant contribution on the social media..
Fahad Alam is a B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering and currently based in Kuwait working as Telecom Engineer. Graduated in 2005, he carries 10 good
years of professional experience with him in IT & Telecom sector..
Mr. Mohammed Aaqil, Odhisa, Banglore
Mohammed Aaqil is a Graduate Engineer, with a decade of industry experience in IT Services. He is currently based at Bangalore and works as a Senior Consultant (ITIL Consulting) with a large MNC. His career engagements include working with Indian and Global Technology Bluechip companies. He has diverse experience in Supply & Service Integration, Vendor Governance and ITIL Process Consulting, Designs and Transitions..
Born at Cuttack, Odisha, he comes from a very respectable family of businessmen. Liberal in thoughts, passionate in philanthropic activities and with interest in financial activism. He is very keen to see the community become financially literate. A voracious reader with ‘Personal Finance’ being his latest area of study..
Ms. Muzna Memon, Mumbai
A qualified Chartered Accountant. Hold more than 15 years of industry experience.Currently serving as Vice President – Finance for a reputed International bank.Self investing into Corporate leadership and talent development.Associated with AMP for the last few years.
Mission statement – “Live to make an Impact”
Mr. Choksi Zabir Mohammed, Surat
25 Years 0f experience in Civil Engineering, Consultation and land survey work. Presently Self employed since 1994 practicing as a Consultant Civil Engineer,Architectural Planner and licensed Land Surveyor. He is involved with many social and professional organizations on important positions.
Ms. Tahmina Laskar, Assam, New Delhi
Tahmina Laskar is originally from Assam. She is a law post graduate and works for Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (International NGO) as a Programme Officer in Delhi. Her job profile includes research oriented writing, networking and managing programmes related to the mandate of the NGO. She is a freelance writer and contributes for web portals like Caravan Daily and Kohram.
She also writes occasionally for magazines like Muslim Today and The Companion. An avid reader she has keen interest in poetry and literature and loves Urdu poetry in particular. She is a multilingual person who is fluent in five languages and loves social interaction which is not merely empty rhetoric but leads to meaningful action.
Ms. Shagufta Jaffery, California
Shagufta is Senior Credit Risk Management professional with 33 plus years in financial services industry. Shagufta has provided leadership and optimized production goals through risk management experience in a broad range of commercial, mortgage, consumer (HELOC, SBA, Student, auto and credit cards) credit topics. Her background also includes loan underwriting, due diligence, appraisal review, portfolio analysis, loan loss modeling, organization of the credit department, development of credit policies and procedures, development of credit risk models, credit management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, process improvement and management of complex projects
She currently resides in California with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys reading, hiking, cooking and traveling..
Mr. Omar Farooque Khatani, Bhopal
Retired IAS Officer and Ex - Additional Collector, Bhopal
“Hujum e gham meri fitrat badal nahi sakte
Me kya karu meri aadat hai muskurane ki”
These lines best describes Mr Omar Farook Khatani, as he has taken all copyrights of “Smiling and forgiving people” in his life which is totally filled with social activities..
He is one of those few people who have taken their personal, professional, social and religious life on a parallel track and have set a bench mark on each of these genere, not by just his extra hard work and unique concepts towards that particular segment but mainly by bringing together all the people and resources involved for that work.
Talking about his 63 years of experience in this beautiful place called “world.” Born and brought up in small village Sarangpur in Madhya Pradesh by his very well established grandparents and parents. Total of six siblings including three sisters are well educated in the seventies and have traveled miles for their studies.
After completing his post graduation in Science in the year 1974, he got selected in MPPSC and delivered his duties for MP Government for 35 years and worked as a administrator in the several departments and at last got retired as Additional Collector posed as Secretary MP State Minorities Commission. During his service tenure he completed LL.B and PGDCG also.
Adv. Ayesha Chawdhry, Delhi
Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
Ayesha Chawdhry is a lawyer by profession and practicing in Supreme Court , High Court as well as other Tribunals in Delhi for last 7 years and currently placed as a Partner in a reputed law firm . She has dealt with variety of cases especially in Supreme Court which involved both civil and criminal law. She has completed her Law education from Amity Law School. As a law student, she worked with National Commission for Women and was involved with them as an intern.
She is very humble and kind by heart and always looks out to help poor and needy in the area of legal justice. She has taken several matters in Supreme Court for free of cost or with minimal fees (mostly expenses) for people belonging to the low income group, who were in need of justice.
Mr. Altamash Ansari, Delhi
Advertisement and Branding Professional
Mr. Mohammad Altamash Ansari is a dynamic professional with 12+ years of rich and progressive experience in a Marketing Communication profile entailing Strategic Marketing, Events, Retails and Merchandising, Exhibitions, Roadshows, Brand Visibility, Sales Promotion and Brand Activation.
Currently he is working as Business Head- Events & Activation with a leading Events & Marketing Communications Company and based in New Delhi. He possesses a proactive attitude and has excellent interpersonal skills which enables him to connect effectively at all levels.
He is socially inclined and Community service is his passion and he is always on the lookout for ways and opportunities to help and serve the Community
His dream is to see an economically empowered and socially advanced Community which has got him to be strongly associated with AMP.
Ms. Zahida Khan, Bangalore
Ex Director Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation
Dr. Zahida Khan is based in Bangalore and is a renowned name in the Karnataka social circle as well as a dynamic personality on the national level. She is a PhD in literature. Her father was a automobilist as well as a Doctor in Unani Medicine. Having a deep concern for the community. she has served her entire life for social cause and for welfare and upliftment of the Community.
She also has had an illustrious career wherein she has served on prestigious assignments such as Director for Karnataka State Warehouse Corporation for Government of Karnataka. she has her own trust by the name ‘Masiha’ which provides assistance in the field of education, women in different fields, as well as serves the poor n needy. Her life motto is to serve the humanity which she does by helping to educate the community and help the downtrodden. She is also attached with a plenty of social institutions. Her passion for Social work brings her further closer to the AMP fold.
She strongly believes in the powerful Urdu saying, “Jisme na ho Inquilab, maut hai vo Zindagi”
Mr. Suhail Y Khandwani, Mumbai
Mr. Suhail Khandwani’s is a name to reckon with in the Indian social circuit. He belongs to the illustrious family of Khandwani’s where mutual trust and faith runs in the blood. Theirs is the saga of an Indian family that introduced Hajj voyages by sea for all, between Mumbai and Jeddah (Khandwani Steam Navigation Company) and took the first car to the desert kingdom.
Mr. Khandwani wears many faceted hats. He is on the boards as Managing Trustee and General Council Member of many a social and academic institutions one of which is the illustrious Anjuman-I-Islam a group with more than 95 institutions catering to various faculties.
He holds eminent positions in various known Social and Community including Organizations such Rehbar (of which he is a Managing Trustee), Patron Member of World Memon Organization (a worldwide central organization representing the entire Memon Community), MESCO, etc.
He has actively participated in relief work and various activities promoting inter-religious dialogue to strengthen inter-religious bonds thereby instilling peace and harmony in the society.
His objective is to create a model community which is socially proactive and contributes wholeheartedly to the progress of the society and growth of the Country.
Mr. Mohammed Farrok Gheewala, Mumbai
Mr. Mohammed Farrok G. Gheewala was driven strongly by his father’s dream driven by collective efforts to establish an HR Consultancy with cutting edge technology to cater to the Human Resource requirement of organizations globally.
It has been around four decades since his father started implementing his dreams which started in modesty to this day when GHEEWALA is a name to reckon with in the field of international recruitments especially in overseas recruitment in the Gulf sector with optimum utilization of Technology and through his portal www.gheewalajobs.com following the motto ‘Right Candidate, Right Job, Right Time’). He is also an avid businessman with a keen eye for details who can boldly venture into newer territories once he is convinced about the idea and sees value in it. He also heads an International Property Consultancy showcasing top-class credible properties to India.
Mr. Gheewala likes to work for the under-privileged in his own unique manner with a vision and intention to match. He firmly believes in the affirmation ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’.
Mr. Asif Dadarkar, Mumbai
Mr. Asif Dadarkar is the CMD of Sahara Group of Companies. He belongs to a family of sea-farers and is himself a marine engineer as well. Since the time of his taking over the reins of the company he ensured that the business prospered and grew multi-folds due to his hard work and diligence leading his dedicated staff and workers to success. He has taken many a bold decision with time-bound execution and delivery thereby winning him industry praise, appreciation and admiration.
Mr. Dadarkar is a complete hands-on manager and a leader who leads from the front. Due to this nature he has been instrumental in motivating as well as leading his staff to achieve extra-ordinary results. He has achieved many a milestones and won many accolades in his illustrious career accomplishing various prestigious projects of government, major and minor ports, refineries, rivers and other private ports.
Though Mr. Dadarkars’ mind and guts are instrumental in the success of his business, his heart and passion lie in Community Service. He envisages an ideal Community which is socially dynamic, economically strong and educationally advanced.
Mr. Tanveer Merchant, Mumbai
Mr. Tanveer Merchant is a dynamic businessman with varied business interests spread across various sectors including the Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality and Finance sectors. Despite being a globe trotter heading a widely spread business realm, he takes active interest in Community Welfare and progress. He is also the secretary of the Indian Chapter of World Memon Muslims Organisation(WMO), a very strong and resourceful central worldwide organization representing the entire Memon community for the promotion, advancement, upliftment, unity, welfare and well-being of all Memons in all aspects of life and at all times in accordance with Islamic principles, promoting the advancement, upliftment and unity.
Mr. Merchant is not just zealous about his business interests but he is equally passionate about Community Service especially for the upliftment of the under-privileged. He is a man with zeal, passion and clear objectives.
Mr. Merchant is ever ready to stand up to the call of the needy and would work steadfast till he is able to provide a sustainable resolution. He has always been the very first to answer the call for Community support and has always taken an active initiative on that front.
Mr. Arshad Syed, Mumbai
Director – Impresario Handmade Restaurants
AMP Patron Member
Mr. Arshad Syed is an official spokesperson for Impresario & the professional advisor to the Board of Directors. Prior to Impresario, he worked with Gitanjali Group where he picked up skills to manage large companies and coordinate between different departments. He is actively involved in welfare related initiatives and envisions to empower the underprivileged.
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