Judging Panel


Rt Hon Stephen Timms

Member of Parliament

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms is currently the Member of Parliament. He is also the Labour Party’s Faith Envoy. He was the Shadow Minister for Employment from 2010…


Baroness Uddin


Manzila Pola, Baroness Uddin is a campaigner of women’s rights and activist in the cause of anti-racism, anti-colonialism and a strong advocate on supporting women’s participation in the public spheres…

Sir Iqbal Sacranie, OBE

Senior Advisor to Muslim Council Of Britain

Sir Iqbal Sacranie has been actively involved in voluntary capacity with community and charitable activities for the last four decades in the UK and overseas. His main interest…


Sultan Choudhury, OBE

CEO & Director of Al Rayan Bank

Mr Sultan Choudhury OBE is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director at Al Rayan Bank PLC. He was appointed to the Board in June 2007. The Bank’s longest….


Tariq Usmani, CEO

Co-Founder & CEO of Henley Homes

Mr. Tariq Usmani is a Co-Founder of Henley Homes plc, an award winning property development company in London, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer…

Rabia Bhatti

Rabia Bhatti

International Government Consultant

Rabia Bhatti is an International Government Consultant specialising in strategy, engagement and communications…

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Adam Ismail Ebrahim

Director, OASIS Crescent Advisory Services (UK)

Adam Ismail Ebrahim is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Oasis Group, a wealth management organisation he established in 1997…
Ajmal Mushtaq

Ajmal Mushtaq

Chef Director, Mushtaqs Restaurant

Ajmal Mushtaq is the UK’s leading authority on the Takeaway Sector. He writes for many of the UK’s leading trade magazines and is a regular feature on television / news for his expert views…
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Usman Chaudry

Chief Risk Officer

Usman Chaudry joined Gatehouse Bank as Chief Risk Officer in January 2018. Prior to this he was Risk Director at Tandem, a digital challenger bank, responsible … / news for his expert views…


Nadeem Qureshi

Founder & CEO of USoft Solutions

A notable entrepreneur, Nadeem Qureshi is the founder and CEO of USoft Solutions, a technology company based in London, which aims to revolutionise the tourism industry by providing end-to-end digital options. / news for his expert views…

Chairman Waqar Azmi

Waqar Azmi


Waqar Azmi OBE is listed in the world’s 500 most influential Muslims[1][2][3][4][5] by Georgetown University as well as the Asian power 100 list of the most influential Asians in the UK and, the Muslim power 100 List of the most influential Muslims in the UK. / news for his expert views…

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Saeeda Ahmed

Director of British Education, Halal Economy & Trade Related Businesses

Social entrepreneur Saeeda Ahmed, 36, hopes to transform one of Britain’s bleakest cities and make a difference to its out-of-work young people. / news for his expert views…
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Salma Yousef


Salma graduated with an LLB (Hons) and then completed the LLM (Masters in Law). She was called the Bar (Lincolns Inn) and was awarded a ‘Very Competent’, qualifying as a barrister. Since qualifying she has worked for the Crown Prosecution Service. / news for his expert views…

Rimla Akhtar


Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE is that rare individual who has lived global business and elite sport. In 2014, she became the first Muslim and Asian woman on the FA Council in addition to her role on the Inclusion Advisory Board at the FA and in 2015 was awarded an MBE for her contribution to equality and diversity in sport. / news for his expert views…
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Maisam Fazal

Chief Commercial Officer at Al Rayan Bank

Maisam Fazal is the Chief Commercial Officer at Al Rayan Bank, with 20 years of banking experience in 2 countries. / news for his expert views…

Key Dates for Judging

The winners for each category will be announced on the 1st of March at the Hilton Metropole London

Monday 21st January 2019
The judges will go through the applications & shortlist the finalist.

Monday 18th February 2019

The Finalists will be interviewed by the Judges to decide the winners of each category.