Board of Directors

Dr. Amjad Saqib ~ Founder


Akhwat UK

 Chairman Akhuwat UK

AKHUWAT’s universal vision is to rise above living a self-centric life. AKHUWAT’s core message is living a life full of love and service to others. To end pain and suffering around the world, caused by poverty demands that we share part of our blessings with others and take on some of their pains as ours.

A life of service to humanity should be based on the principle of inclusivity so that we rise above our personal faith, country, race, sect, etc. AKHUWAT’s mission is to promote universal love and belief in the ideology of ONENESS, we are all one and THE ONE is in all of us.


Arif Anis

President, Akhuwat UK

Arif Anis is the author of the bestsellers “I’MPOSSIBLE”, “Made In Crises” and “Follow Your Dreams,”. He is a globally celebrated thought leader in the personal growth and success industry for more than 20 years. Anis has coached top corporate leaders, heads of states, movie stars, senior managers, and CEOs from Fortune500 companies. He was recently voted Brain of the Year by Tony Buzan’s Brain Trust in November 2020 and was named the Global Man of the Year in 2019 by Global Man Magazine. Many of his coaching and consulting clients come from Fortune 500 and FTSE100 companies, including governments and multilateral organisations. In his philanthropic work, Anis supports H.R.H. Prince of Wales’ The British Asian Trust. He founded the One Million Meals campaign in response to the first lockdown in the UK due to the Coronavirus pandemic . Anis’s initiatives have been featured at BBC, ITV, Sky, CNBC, The Telegraph, Yahoo, and many other global platforms.

Dr Afzal Javed

Akhuwat UK

Member Board of Trustees

Dr. Afzal Javed is a British-Pakistani Psychiatrist, Professor and author.  He is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist and an Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick UK.  He was named President World of the Psychiatric Association effective October 2020.


Dr. Javed is a renowned Consultant Psychiatrist, who specializes in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Schizophrenia.  During his career, Dr. Javed has served on the boards of several prolific organizations including the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK, World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) and the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

Dr. Izhar ul Haq Hashmi

Akhuwat UK

Member Board of Trustees

Dr. Izhar ul Haq Hashmi graduated from King Edward Medical College he went on to do his post graduation in Oncology. He took numerous trainings and courses in cancer, management and human resource. Moreover, he has worked for high tech pharma industry in marketing and sales. Dr. Haq is the founding member of Akhuwat. Subsequently he was appointed as the project director of Akhuwat Health Services and Director of the Program Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled.

Omar Chaudhry

Akhuwat UK

Member Board of Trustees

Omar Chaudhry is a Management Consultant based in Europe.  He specializes in the in the area of Private Equity Due Diligences.  Omar was on the founding Trustees of Akhuwat UK in 2010 – and has been closely involved in the day-to-day operations of the charity since.  He has also been closely involved with Akhuwat Foundation since its inception in 2001.


Omar completed his early education from the University of Oxford, and then later completed an MBA from INSEAD.