Aberdeen Muslim Achievement Awards - Our Ambassadors

Barney Crockett

Councillor Crockett is the current Leader of Aberdeen City Council.  He was born in Aberdeen and educated at Aberdeen Academy, Aberdeen University, Liverpool University and the Open University.  He gained an MA (Hons), MA (Postgrad), Diploma in Race and Community Relations.

His special interests are Education, Equality, Migration and Economic Development.  He was previously the Chief Executive of Grampian Racial Equality Council, Scotland's housing association Ombudsman and a secondary school headteacher.  He has also worked off-shore and in the chemical industry.

  He is currently on the board of Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and holdsmany other voluntary positions.  His interests include reading and coaching rugby.

Sheikh Ahmed Megharbi

Sheikh Ahmed Megharbi was born in Tripoli/Libya in 1973 and has been in Aberdeen since year 2000.  He did his BEng Honours course in Mechanical Offshore engineering at the Robert Gordon University and is due to complete his PhD in Marine science and technology in July 2014 at Newcastle University.  Currently working as senior integrity engineer in Lloyd's Register Aberdeen.

He is also a qualified Hafiz (memoriser of the Quran), volunteers to lead the Friday Prayer at the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid in Aberdeen and also volunteers to teach the Sira (Biography of the Prophet) at Aberdeen Mosque & Islamic Centre.  He is well respected within the Muslim community for his knowledge of Islam.

Jeannie Felsinger

Jeannie Felsinger is CEO of Grampian Regional Equality Council. She has extensive experience in equalities and conflict resolution.  She has sat as an independent member on the Justice Minister’s Steering Group for Scotland following the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry; the Scottish Police College Equality Unit and the National Advisory Body on Offender Management. She is currently a Board member of Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) and Langstane Housing Association, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Forum and Joint Chair of the Aberdeen Civic Forum.

Jeannie is a qualified, registered social worker and mediator.  She also holds qualifications in training, practice teaching and employment law.  


 Aberdeen Muslim Achievement Awards - Organising Team

Mamun Razzak

Mamun is a Qualified Accountant, born and raised in Aberdeen and is currently working within the North East’s Oil and Gas industry. He has over ten years of charity experience having volunteered with both global aid organisations and many local community initiatives.  He is the youngest member of the organising team at AMAA and his goal is to see a whole new generation of role models emerge from these awards to take Aberdeen and its people into an even more successful future.

Hiron Miah

Hiron was born in Bangladesh and has lived in Aberdeen for over 20 years. He is a qualified school teacher who, in recent years has taught at a prestigious international school in Doha.
Hiron is currently working for a local school in Aberdeen.
Over the years he has been involved in some charity work but is looking to be a more active member of the local community.

Sumon Hoque

Sumon was born in London and raised in Aberdeen.  He currently works as a development manager for a television production company.  He is also an active community worker, currently the President of Aberdeen Lions Club and Board Director at the Grampian Regional Equality Council.  


 Aberdeen Muslim Achievement Awards - The Judges



 Sid Ahmed (Lead Judge)

Production Manager

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Dr. Prince Nizam (Lead Judge)


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Business Leisure &


Dr. Hatem Al Ahriz  (Lead Judge)

University Lecturer

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