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23 October 2020 / 6. Rabi-Ul-Awwal 1442

Newly Appointed Councillors by the President of The World Federation

The President of The World Federation, Al Haj Safder Bhai Jaffer, under clause 19.1.2 (e) of the Constitution, takes great pleasure in appointing three Appointed Councillors to the Executive Council. The President will appoint the rest of the Appointed Councillors in due course.

"I am extremely delighted to have such great people representing the ethos and vision of The World Federation. Each candidate below was carefully selected based on their individual merits, their professional and community experience, and their ability to strengthen the ties in wider regional communities they reside in.  Please take a moment to read through their biographies and join me in welcoming them to the Executive Council of The World Federation."

-Al-Haj Safder Jaffer, President of The World Federation


Ali Hassanali

North America & Canada

Ali Hassanali was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and migrated to USA in 1996 for further studies. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and began his professional career with CitiGroup in the Software Engineering field. After a span of 18 years at CitiGroup, Ali transferred to Mt Sinai Hospital briefly before becoming the Global Head of Software Asset Management for Morgan Stanley. 

Ali has had approximately 30 years of community service with the New York Jamaat where he taught as a Madrasah teacher for many years before eventually joining the SIJNY Managing Committee, first as a nominated member and later within the Executive Body as Joint Secretary.

In 2018, Ali was elected as the President of SIJNY where he appointed the first female Vice President in SIJNY’s history. Currently, Ali is serving his second term as SIJNY President with a very young team of future leaders. 

As a Councillor appointed by the President, Ali will primarily establish a closer working relationship between The World Federation and NASIMCO. At a global level, he will focus on building engagement with the civil society.


Dr Insiyah Agha


Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr Insiyah Agha is a medical doctor who graduated from Agha Khan University Hospital. As part of her degree, Dr Insiyah participated in several research projects, one of which included a study on the ‘Risk Factors of Breast Cancer in Women in a Tertiary Care Hospital.’ She also holds a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Dr Insiyah is presently a Pediatrician at Fatimiyah Hospital in Karachi where she leads the Hospital’s vaccination programme in coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Within the community, Dr Insiyah has lent her expertise in various capacities. She has participated in medical camps based in North Pakistan to treat the victims of the disastrous earthquake of 2005. She is involved in the organisation of a yearly medical camp in Iraq over 2 weeks during the Arbaeen season where she is also the in-house Pediatrician. 

Being a female role model, Dr Insiyah sits on the Youth Professional Forum of the Khoja Jamaat as a panellist.

Upon appointment as a Councillor by the President, Dr Insiyah will have oversight of the workings of The World Federation within Pakistan and work closely with Pakistan Federation, especially with regards to WF-AID and other partner charities. She will also be advising on Global Health initiatives.


Ali Hasnain


Ali Hasnain was born and brought up in Ahmedabad, India. After pursuing an MBA in International Business, he joined the family business and successfully manages operations in Indonesia and USA. Ali Hasnain is also involved in the hospitality sector in India.

For the past 6 years, Ali Hasnain has been engaged in providing his services to the community. He is also the representative of Central Health Board (CHB) under Africa Federation and CROI (Marizes Committee) of Madagascar. He assists individuals from Africa seeking medical treatment in Ahmedabad by way of providing suitable hospital advice and accommodation. 

Ali Hasnain played a vital role in the 2015 Yemen crisis. He took great efforts to aid the Yemeni Khojas by getting them settled in Ahmedabad. He supported their process to apply for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and procured jobs to maintain their financial stability.

The President has appointed Ali Hasnain as a Councillor and he has been specifically tasked with bringing the communities in India together and rejuvenate the link between The World Federation and its regional federation - India Federation. He will also be supporting ZCSS and Educational initiatives in India.

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