Saleh Saeed is the Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee. He has over 20 years of successful experience providing strategic leadership in creative and challenging situations.
Prior to his role as Chief Executive he led Islamic Relief Worldwide for nearly four years through a major period of growth and organisational change. During this time he was ultimately responsible for 1,500 staff based in 24 countries and oversaw an increase in income of 45% from £48m to £70m. He also played a leading role in Islamic Relief’s responses to disasters, including those in Gaza, Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa.
Before working in the development sector, Saleh led in the management of major digital inclusion projects, working with the Microsoft-backed Black Country Consortium and for Sandwell Council. He has a variety of expertise including NGO governance, organisational development, project & programmes management, marketing and fundraising at an international level.