Board of Directors

Home / Who We Are / Board of Directors
Mr Foysol Choudhury MBE

Mr Foysol Choudhury MBE

Chair

Chair of ELREC. Businessman and community activist, involved in various organisations. One of the founding member of Edinburgh Mela.

Mr Shami Khan DL

Mr Shami Khan DL

Vice Chair & Convenor - Personnel and Policy Subcommittee

Vice-Chair of ELREC and Chair of Edinburgh Mela. Ex Councillor of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Mr Rajnish Singh

Mr Rajnish Singh

Company Secretary

ELREC Company Secretary. IT Project Manager by profession. Involved with other organisations such as Scottish Indian Arts Forum, Mela, Edinburgh Hindu Mandir and Edinburgh Diwali.

Cllr Carl John

Cllr Carl John

Treasurer

Treasurer of ELREC. Councillor for the West Lothian Council. Involved as a Board member of different charitable organisations, both in Scotland and Africa.

Mrs Irina Lazarenko

Mrs Irina Lazarenko

Convenor - Finance and General Purposes Subcommittee

ELREC Board member, Convenor of Finance and General Purpose Subcommittee. Willing to serve the community with experience and knowledge.

Mrs Azra Sharif-Qayyum

Mrs Azra Sharif-Qayyum

Convenor - Volunteer Subcommittee

ELREC Board member, Convenor of the Volunteer Subcommittee. Involved in the Board of other organisations. Skills in funding, mediation, governance and others.

Ms Jessica (Zonghong) Yang

Ms Jessica (Zonghong) Yang

Convenor - Membership Subcommittee

ELREC Board Member, Convenor of the Membership Panel. Ms Jessica (Zonghong) Yang is originally from Beijing, China. She moved to the UK in 2000.

Ms Magdalena Sajnaga

Ms Magdalena Sajnaga

Convenor - Education Subcommittee

ELREC Board Member and Convenor - Education Subcommittee. Involved in many voluntary organisations.

Mr Ijaz Nazir

Mr Ijaz Nazir

Board Member

ELREC Board member and businessman. Actively Involved in the community and in other organisations. Board member of Edinburgh Mela.

Ms Jing Si

Ms Jing Si

Co-opted Board Member

Ms Jing Si is originally from Liaoning, China. She moved to the Scotland in 1997

Mr Abood Anderson

Mr Abood Anderson

Co-opted Board Member

Abood Anderson is an ELREC Board member and filmmaker/editor. He is of Egyptian origin based in Edinburgh.

Ms Zaima Zahane Islam

Ms Zaima Zahane Islam

Co-opted Board Member

I was born and raised in Edinburgh and my parents moved here from Bangladesh as professionals during the 90s.

Mr Irshad Ahmed

Mr Irshad Ahmed

Co-opted Board Member

I am a businessman living in Edinburgh, I am involved in many voluntary organisations such as