Dr Mohammed Ali Selected for Prestigious CSCLeaders Programme

Dr Mohammed Ali OBE, CEO of the charity QED-UK in Bradford, has been selected for the prestigious CSCLeaders programme taking place in the UK from 23-30 March 2014.

CSCLeaders is a leadership programme which assembles exceptional senior leaders from across the Commonwealth to tackle challenges that businesses, governments and society face today and build the global relationships needed by the leaders of tomorrow.


Mohammed Ali, OBE, will join over 100 other global leaders from public, private and NGO sectors across the Commonwealth to find innovative and practical solutions to this year’s challenge: “How do you get societal – as well as economic – value out of technological innovation?” He will also be presented to HRH The Princess Royal at a reception for CSCLeaders at Buckingham Palace.


After two days in London hearing from experts on the challenge, Dr Mohammed Ali will travel across the city on a three-day study tour to meet leaders in the city working on this challenge on a daily basis.


BP has sponsored Mohammed to take part in the programme.


Hayden Majajas, D&I Director Asia Pacific for BP, said: “We’re delighted to support Mohammed on this important programme. We were specifically interested in supporting Mohammed because of the impact he has, and continues to have, on local communities.”


Following the study tour, CSCLeaders will finish with two days at University of Oxford where the group will present their ideas for solutions to the challenge to a panel of experts who could help turn them into reality.


Dr Ali will continue this learning when he attends Part Two of the CSCLeaders programme later this year, either in Singapore, Toronto, Lagos or Delhi.


Mohammed Ali said: “The CSCLeaders programme picks senior leaders from 53 countries and it’s an honour to be selected to take part in this prestigious study tour. To be selected speaks volumes about the reputation we have built at QED-UK and our impact and influence, not just locally, but nationally and internationally, when it comes to addressing the fundamental issues impacting on society.”


Founded by Mohammed Ali in 1990, QED-UK tackles grass-root problems delivering bespoke services in health, education and employment to disadvantaged sections of Britain’s 8m ethnic minorities. It does this while engaging, influencing and advocating on the wider issues affecting ethnic minorities.


QED’s influence is felt from the streets of the UK, to the Houses of Parliament, the European Union, and Pakistan. Its national reputation as a leading agency for change has been built over 24 years. QED continues to pioneer new services in education, training, employment and health.


CSCLeaders is sponsored by BP, Weir Group plc, Glencore, PwC and PowerCorp.


To find out more about CSCLeaders, please visit www.cscleaders.org.


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