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Meet the MEC Team


Waqas Hussain


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Trainee Solicitor - Bird & Bird

Ex-international recruitment entrepreneur

Ex-James Caan Talent Academy

EDI advocate

Public speaker


Salma Maqsood

MEC Ambassador - South West

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Partner - Barcan+Kirby

Voted Top 100 'Influential Muslims in the Legal Profession'

'Social Mobility Ambassador' - The Law Society

Co-chair - Bristol Law Society EDI committee

Member - The Law Society Council

Member - Bristol Law Society Council


Shaheen Mamun

Strategic Partnership Lead

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Director - Black Antelope Law

Listed as 'Top 100 Influential Muslims in the UK'

'Social Mobility Ambassador' - The Law Society

'EDI Committee Member' - The Law Society

'Freeman' of The City of London Solicitors'​ Company


Mariam Khan

MEC Ambassador - East Midlands

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Specialist advisor in Islamic wills - W&P Legal

Qualified in the Islamic jurisprudence of inheritance

Finalist, British Muslim Awards 2023 - 'Rising Star in Law'

Experienced Qari'ah (reciter & teacher of the Quran)


Qays Sediqi

Head of Public Relations and Communication

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Former refugee, now a renowned human rights solicitor

A key figure in preventing flights to Rwanda

TV & radio personality - migrant rights

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Aasim Azizurehman
MEC Ambassador - North West

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Senior Design Engineer - J. Murphy & Sons

CEng - Chartered Engineer

MICE - Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers

Construction industry experience - 10 years

Inclusion ambassador at J. Murphy & Sons

Member of Inshad Group


Romain Muhammad
Faith Inclusion Lead

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CEO and founder - Diversify

Diversity led, executive recruitment specialist

Talent Acquisition & Headhunting experience - 11 years

Historian and writer - race, class, culture & ethnicity

Dedicated DE&I advocate


Adnan Sajjad


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Founder - IFS Accounting

Big 4 trained Chartered Accountant

Finance experience - 10 years

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Sana Shafi
MEC Ambassador - London

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Investment Funds Associate - Kirkland & Ellis

Founder & CEO of STRIVE Talent

(A multi-award winning social mobility & diversity charity) 

EDI Leader

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