Elfatih İbrahim

Elfatih İbrahim


Elfatih Ibrahim has an MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture (with modules on quality management and product development) from the University of Nottingham, and a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He spent 7 years as Research Associate working in applied research focused on renewable technologies and buildings at the University of Nottingham. He has written many research reports and co-authored several journal and conference articles. He is well versed in applying research methods, such as literature reviews, data analysis, and knowledge synthesis using sound methodologies.

Elfatih Ibrahim

is an entrepreneur, consultant, and former senior executive in international charity work with a proven track record in strategic leadership, change management, organisational excellence, crisis management and governance.


Elfatih Ibrahim involvement with the charity sector can be traced back to voluntary roles in 1992. He then joined Islamic Relief Worldwide Sudan as Deputy Country Director in 1996. In 2013, after a successful academic career and stint as small business owner, he was employed by Human Appeal, a UK-based international charity; first as Director of Programmes, then in the new role of Director of Effectiveness, Accountability and Learning. He continued to hold this role when he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), and then appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
During this 7 year tenure in a fast-growing charity, he developed and executed a successful international programmes strategy, through a focused projects portfolio and novel interventions. He introduced systems for risk management, due diligence and compliance, created the charity’s policy system, and oversaw its ISO 9001 quality system. As COO and CEO, he was responsible for strategy development, and supervised a major rebrand of the charity, and new technology adoption. He is also a trustee of a European charity since 2014, and has a practical insight into the legal and governance matters relating to international charities. Drawing on this rich experience, Elfatih Ibrahim is currently providing services as a consultant to charities working internationally.