Sajid is Chair and Trustee of the Muslim Sports Foundation. He founded MSF in 2020 and is committed to tackling inequalities and promoting a proactive and healthy lifestyle for all, the benefits of which are invaluable and numerous, now even more so than ever as we recover from the impact of Covid-19 and its effect on both the physical and mental health of the nation – something he cares deeply about.
He is currently Finance and Operations Director at the British Judo Association which is the national governing body of Judo in the UK. There, he leads the Finance, Membership, Events, and IT Teams and is responsible for all the financial needs and strategy of the Association, regularly reviewing the organisation’s activity and providing robust and accurate financial information to support the Senior Leadership Team and Board.
Sajid has extensive experiences in systems, process and policy improvements and constantly strives to achieve value for money and cost savings to improve efficiencies. Prior to joining the BJA, Sajid worked in the banking sector in London for over 10 years, he also has experience in the education sector. Sajid was born and raised in Woking but now lives in Solihull with his wife and three children.
He is also the Finance Director (voluntary role) at British Blind Sport which is a registered charity and was created to assist blind and partially sighted adults and children to access opportunities in sport and recreation.
Since founding MSF, Sajid has been instrumental in implementing various changes and initiatives including the newly refurbished and enhanced website, the introduction of a market leading Customer Relationship Management (‘CRM’) system and the rebranding of the MSF logo, all of which demonstrate commitment to providing grassroots provisions for all members of Muslim communities.