Dr Mohamed Ashmawey joined Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) as CEO in early 2012 and leads the Islamic Relief family in over 40 countries around the world. Whilst addressing ongoing crises he is transforming Islamic Relief into an impact-led and rights-based development INGO that helps people lift themselves out of poverty. His many years of corporate management expertise in process re-engineering and organizational restructuring is helping to change the way that IRW works across the world. Dr Ashmawey was formerly CEO of Islamic Relief USA and has held senior roles in the corporate sector including as a Vice-Chairman and Country-Head for Electronic Data Systems where his clients included ABN Amro and General Motors. He has served on the boards of bodies including the Islamic Society of North America, and he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1988 where he continued as a visiting professor.