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New Chief Executive for the Welsh Refugee Council
From October 1st, 2013, Mr. Salah Mohamed, will be appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Welsh Refugee Council where he will be leading a dedicated and skilful team of people working to advocate for and support asylum seekers and refugees in rebuilding their lives in Wales.
Salah brings excellent financial and management expertise developed in his role as the Deputy First Undersecretary for the Ministry of Finance in Sudan. For almost ten years, Salah has promoted the rights of refugees in his roles as chair and trustee of Sudan Organisation Against Torture, co-founder of Displaced People in Action and as one of the founding members of Sudanese Community Organisation. He has extensive experience within the Welsh voluntary sector as a board member of Voluntary Action Cardiff, United Nations Association Wales and the WCVA and has an in-depth working knowledge of managing support services through various roles within the Welsh Refugee Council since 1998. He also brings a thorough understanding of refugee issues in Wales and across the UK and a strong commitment to promoting refugee rights. In addition he has a long history as a human rights activist in Sudan and the UK.
The announcement came from the Chair Anna Nicholl who says “we are very pleased to have Salah leading the Welsh Refugee Council. Salah’s strategic leadership and commitment is just what the Welsh Refugee Council needs to drive the organisation into new areas of success for its beneficiaries and stakeholders.”
Salah says “These are challenging times for the voluntary sector and I will build on the efforts of the previous CEOs to create a sustainable organisation that works to the benefit of refugee and asylum seekers in Wales. I look forward to working closely with all our partners and stakeholders as well as developing new partnerships within the sectors”
The Welsh Refugee Council’s board members, staff and volunteers welcome the news and are looking forward to working with him to ensure that the organisation continues to meet the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.