Chief Executive, ADAB

Tan Ahmed

We work with people from BME / migrant communities and support them with a range of activities that enable them to build their confidence, knowledge and skills, so they are able to access services, become healthier, become more active in the community and move into education, training or employment. We also support young people who are at risk of disengaging from education and those who are engaged in anti-social including extremism type behaviour and help them to engage in positive activities. We also carry out a range of activities to improve cohesion between different communities and support the development and capacity of organisations who work with people from BME/new and emerging communities.

Since joining ADAB, I have reshaped the Organisations strategic business planning process across the entire portfolio in support of ADAB’s service transformation and that of its customers, partners and stakeholders. I am known for my strong track record of innovative problem solving, strategic and operational excellence plus business development.

I implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organisation to alleviate poverty, inequalities and deprivation from the BAME communities. I give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation’s philosophy and its mission and enable the Board to fulfil its governance function. I play a key role in ADAB’s overall performance, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership.

Through my Leadership ADAB has been awarded many community awards locally and nationally and the most prestigious of all awards was the Queens Award that was awarded to the organisations in 2014 for its work in the most deprived communities and developed great initiatives where BAME communities were empowered to tackle its poverty issues and took number of people out of the poverty line.