ING’s Governance Boards

Board of Trustees

Manal Fakhoury, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
Manal is the President and CEO of Fakhoury Leadership International. Her civic engagement includes sitting on a dozen community boards of organization and businesses that include United Voices for America, Go Red for Women, HUGS Charities, United Way, Ocala Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, and Sun Trust. Her awards include Person of the Year and has been named in Ocala Magazine’s Women of Influence for several years. Manal enjoys traveling, exercising and is currently working on her Midnight Blue Belt. She is a also a certified hypnotherapist and executive coach. Manal earned her doctorate and bachelors degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Webster University.

Maha Elgenaidi
Maha is the founder and CEO of the organization. She is the author of training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as training seminars for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community. A senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and recently named by the San Jose Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence, Maha has been recognized with numerous civil rights awards, including the “Civil Rights Leadership Award” from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She earned a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Shakila Ahmed
Shakila is Director of Business at the Allergy & Asthma Specialty Center in West Chester, Ohio as well as President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. She also serves as Vice Chair of the YWCA Cincinnati, heading Racial Justice, and is a member of the board of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the regional FBI multicultural task force. She is founder of the Muslim Mothers Against Violence initiative as well as the Tours & Talks Education and Outreach programs at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Her civic engagement has included board leadership in a dozen non-profit organizations including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. She is also a member of Leadership Cincinnati and among her many awards is the Cincinnati Enquirer Professional Women to Watch 2014.

Tabassum Haleem
Tabassum Haleem leads the development and distribution of innovative products centered on health and well-being. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tabassum serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Board of LGC's Leadership Fellows Association. Tabassum is a recipient of the Minorities in Public Policy Studies Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, and a McCormick Tribune Urban Policy Leadership Fellow. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) and as a co-Chair for DuPage United, a community organizing group, and on the Advisory Committee for the Naperville Chamber of Commerce-Green Leadership Council.

Zehra Wamiq
Zehra is a founding member and executive director of the Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau, an ING affiliate based in Pennsylvania, serving the Greater Philadelphia area, parts of Delaware and Southern New Jersey. She has been involved in many community development projects and currently serves as co-chair on the outreach committee of Circle of Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing intercultural and interfaith understanding in and around Wilmington, DE. She also serves as chair of the diversity committee of a Montessori School in Wilmington, DE. Zehra has a bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. She later studied Interior Design at Delaware College of Arts and Design.

Board of Directors

Sameer Makada, Chair
Sameer is a Managing Partner for a real estate development firm focused on residential and commercial properties. He is also a Staff Program Manager at LinkedIn, where he manages a series of complex projects within the Site Engineering division. Prior to LinkedIn, he worked at NetApp and cofounded several startups. He holds a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Kentucky.

Raania Mohsen
Raania is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, City of San Jose. She has worked for 15 years as a public policy and government relations professional in local and state agencies throughout the Bay Area and has been instrumental in advancing regional policies addressing affordable housing, transportation, and economic development. She has previously worked for ING as the Community Engagement Manager, for the City of Santa Clara as a Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office and for Cities Association of Santa Clara County as Executive Director. She is active in her community and volunteers regularly at local public schools. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and MBA Degrees from Santa Clara University.

David Renie
David is the founder of Metawork. Previously, he worked at Coinbase, Google, and Facebook. He has traveled regularly to the Middle East and North Africa to speak at conferences and support tech communities in the region. David holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lyla Rayyan
Lyla is a public relations professional at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, she worked for a San Francisco-based public relations agency, SutherlandGold Group, earning media coverage for clients including Zendesk, Revolve Clothing and ClassDojo. Lyla is passionate about diversity in media and the environment and volunteers regularly at local schools. Lyla holds Bachelor of Art degrees in Communications and International Relations from the University of California-Davis.

Eahab Ibrahim
Eahab is a software engineer at Google. Eahab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California-San Diego.