ICHC Candidate Profiles
The brothers below are the candidates nominated for the 2017 ICHC elections
Br. Shahzad Ghiya has been part of the Islamic Center of Hunterdon County community for over 10 years. He currently works as an Accountant and has a tax preparation business.
· For the last six years he has been active in participating in regular prayers at the Mosque and volunteering.
· For the past six years he has been cleaning the house of Allah (vacuuming, cleaning the bathrooms) and fixing the Mosque when fallen to disrepair.
· Some community members come to him with suggestions and concerns and he tries his best to bring it up with the board members.
Br. Shahzad has his BS/MS in Math and Accounting.
As per Br. Shahzad, if he gets elected Insha Allah he would like to use his accounting, math and Islamic knowledge to
· Create transparency
· Make sure we are not wasting money
· Make sure the Zakat is being used according to the Quran
· Make sure that the community members know how the board members are making decision
· After all the meetings, email the community on the subject matters on what problems came up and what was the solution
Br. Adel was elected to the ICHC Board of Trustee from 2005-2007. He is currently a member of the Fundraising committee, where he actively helps during the fundraising dinners as well as behind the scenes. Br. Kamal has been a valuable member of the Building committee since 2006. He assisted in finding the current property of the new masjid on Route 12 and helped with the evaluation of the property, including issues such as wetland. He worked with his nephew to create the report which ultimately helped the Board decide whether or not to purchase the Route 12 property. Br. Kamal has an Associate's Degree from Morris County College and is currently employed as a Senior Lab Technician at LabCorp.
Br. Kamran Ozair is Executive Vice President at MindTree, a Global IT Services company based out of Warren, NJ. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of the Banking and Insurance business of Mindtree. Prior to this role he was responsible for the relationship with Microsoft, one of Mindtree’s largest clients. He has also played the role of Chief Technology Officer for IT Services business within Mindtree.
Br. Kamran has lived in the Flemington area since 2004 (except for the period 2011-2014) and has previously served on the ICHC Board (partial terms). In addition, he serves on the Board of the River Valley Waldorf School in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Founded in 1994, River Valley Waldorf School serves students from pre-school through 8th grade, and offers a parent/child class for children up to age three.
Br. Kamran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ibrahim M. Shaikh
Incumbent Trustee of ICHC since 2013.
Chairman of ICHC “Zakat Committee”
Hunterdon County resident since 1975.
Past Commissioner of Hunterdon County Human Relations Commission.
Past Trustee of: Islamic Society of Central Jersey, MCMC.
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, NY: Graduate Courses in Structural Engineering.
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, INDIA: B. S. in Civil Engineer.
Br. Haroon Tahir was elected to the ICHC Board of Trustee from 2011-2015 where he served as the Treasurer. He also was a member of the Programming Committee as well as Khutbah Committee where he worked to create guidelines around the khutbahs. Br. Haroon also created and maintains the masjid's website (www.ichcnj.org). He is currently a Khateeb and works with youth as Sunday School teacher (from 2006- ), where he teaches Islamic Studies and Tafseer. He is also an Administrator/Commissioner of JAMS (Jersey Association of Muslim Sports) a subsidiary of Muslim Youth Community Center (MYCC) (2010 - ). Br. Haroon has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is currently employed as a Business Intelligence Manager at Sogeti (client Johnson and Johnson).