Azhar Azeez was born in Hyderabad, India and moved to the U.S. in 1995. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University, a Master’s Degree in business administration (MBA), and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. For 12 years he worked for major U.S. corporations such as General Electric, American General Life, and Capital One. He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA which is one of the largest Muslim charities in the world.
He is a member of the ISNA Executive Council since 2002 and was elected as the vice president of ISNA twice in 2010 & 2012. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014.
He is the past President of the North Texas Islamic Council which represents 35 Islamic Organizations in Dallas/Fort worth area. He is also the founder and the past President of the Islamic Association of Carrollton, Texas, one of the largest mosques in the suburbs of Dallas, TX.
He is a public and a motivational speaker who travels regularly around the U.S. for various local, regional, and national Islamic organizations. He has made several media appearances and interviewed by many local and national TV stations, newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. He is married with two kids and currently resides in Dallas, TX.