Board of Directors

The Board has a number of different roles

Our Board members are responsible for monitoring the organization’s activities, meeting regularly with the CEO and taking an active interest in strategic direction, financial oversight and the overall performance of our the non-profit.

Board members are appointed for two-year terms in accordance with our by-laws. This term can be extended by agreement.

We are always looking for new potential Board members. If you believe in our mission and have some time to commit, we’d like to talk to you about Board service.

Board Members


Dr. Naifa Busaidy is an endocrinologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Naifa joined the Amaanah Board in 2020, and is a long term supporter of the organization.

Ahsan Muktar

Ahsan has been working in the Energy industry for over 15 years and is currently the Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasury at DistributionNOW. Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates and a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Finance and International Business, Ahsan now calls Houston his home and lives with his wife and three kids.

Richard Spragg

Richard has volunteered with Amaanah since 2014, when he joined the Amaanah Lions soccer program. Originally from London, he moved to the US in 2006. He is the CEO of Hirebrand, a Houston based creative agency. When he’s not at work, you will find him with his wife Rima and dog Socrates, or watching his beloved Watford FC.

Mohamed Noureldin

Mohamed began serving with Amaanah on the Lions soccer program in 2016. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is Business Finance Manager at Dow Chemical, working with project and business leadership to evaluate sustainability related investment options.

Faisal Amin

Faisal is a Director at Berkeley Research Group, supporting and advising academic institutions on mitigating some of their toughest challenges. He has served a range of organizations in the higher education, energy, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and government markets.

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Nasir PashA

Nasir is the managing attorney of Pasha Law PC. He assists his clients in resolving complex legal issues involving contracts, intellectual property rights, employment law, risk management, litigation management, and corporate governance. He joined the Board in 2022. 


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