Mosaic is delighted to announce the appointment of Mohamed Amersi and Bushra Nasir CBE to the Mosaic Advisory Board.
Mohamed Amersi is CEO and co-founder of Emergent Telecom Ventures, a Dubai based Emerging Markets Consulting, Advisory and Asset Management firm specialising in Telecoms, Media & Technology.
Prior to co-founding Emergent Telecom Ventures, Mr Amersi ran Gramercy Communications Partners, a communications merchant bank, based in the United States that he co-founded with Telefonica.
Prior to co-founding Gramercy, Mr Amersi was one of Europe’s leading Corporate Finance and M&A lawyers. Mr Amersi founded The Amersi Foundation which has actively supported causes and charities in Education, Poverty and Religion in Africa and Asia.
He is Chairman of Inclusive Ventures Limited which focuses on social impact investments in Africa and Asia. Mr Amersi is also a member of the Governing Council and Audit Committee of the Royal Agricultural University.
Mohamed’s appointment builds on his existing support for Mosaic, notably through his membership of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme Advisory Panel, and his wider support over a number of years for other charitable initiatives of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Bushra Nasir CBE was a secondary Headteacher with twenty years’ experience at Plashet School in the London Borough of Newham, before retiring in December 2012.
Bushra was the first Muslim female Headteacher of a secondary school in the UK. In 2003, she was awarded a CBE for her services to education and in 2005 won the ‘Asian Professional Woman of the Year’ award.
She served on the General Teaching Council from 2000 to 2005 and was president of the Muslim Teachers’ Association for six years.
In 2006, Mrs Nasir was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London for her services to education and in 2007 she received a Fellowship from Queen Mary College London. Mrs Nasir was awarded The Times Educational Supplement’s Headteacher of the Year in 2012.
Bushra’s appointment builds on her support over a number of years for Mosaic, most notably as a member of the Mosaic Educationalists Advisory Panel and in supporting Mosaic’s work in her former school.
Welcoming these appointments, Mosaic Chairman Shabir Randeree CBE said:
“We are delighted that Mohamed and Bushra have agreed to join our Board. Both are outstanding role models who have achieved remarkable success in their careers. They will both provide outstanding leadership to Mosaic at a time when the need for our work has never been more important.”
Read Mohamed and Bushra’s full profiles, along with all other Board Member profiles, on the Mosaic Board page.
Khawar has stood down from the Mosaic Board, having completed his two terms of office. Khawar was a founder Board member, having been involved since the very start of Mosaic’s work, and served as Mosaic Chairman during which time he oversee a tripling in scale of Mosaic’s mentoring programmes.
Welcoming Khawar’s new role as Mosaic Ambassador, Mosaic Chairman Shabir Randeree CBE said:
“Mosaic owes a huge debt to Khawar and we are honoured that he has accepted the invitation to become a Mosaic Ambassador. Khawar embodies everything that Mosaic stands for and it was an honour to succeed him as Chairman. Khawar’s legacy at Mosaic is huge and we are delighted that he will remain as one of our most powerful champions in this new role.”