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FEMYSO Elections Announcement 2021

The weekend of 22-23 October 2021 saw the election of a new Executive Committee of our organisation by its Member Organisations. With that, we say goodbye to our current executive team after two years of service.  

We would like to thank our outgoing team for their commitment to this organisation over the mandate: 

Abdelrahman Rizk – President (United Kingdom) 

Arjeta Xhomara – Head of Communications and Marketing (Albania) 

Ibrahim Kraria – Head of Internal development (Germany)

Hiba Latreche – General Secretary (France) 

Marwan Akari – Head of Fundraising (Ireland) 

Nadia El Faroukhi – Head of Member Organisation Relations (France) 

Vullnet Selmani – Head of Finance (North Macedonia) 

Fatima Halawa – Head of Training (Ireland) 

Burak Barut – Head of Services (Germany) 

Hande Taner – Head of Media (Netherlands) 

Yusuf Hassan – Head of Campaigns (United Kingdom) 

Outgoing FEMYSO President Abdelrahman Rizk said “On behalf of our outgoing executive, I would like to honour the immense work done by my team and this organisation to represent and advocate on behalf of and support the development of Muslim youth across Europe. This mandate has been one of many firsts and this is as a result of the incredible collective carried out by the volunteers of the wider FEMYSO Family. The COVID-19 pandemic definitely provided challenges, but I’m proud to say this Executive Committee delivered on the goals we set out at the beginning of our term. Even as some of us leave the organisation formally, we will all continue on our mission to strive for a diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.  


Sunday the 24th of October saw the election of the incoming FEMYSO Executive Committee: 

Hande Taner – President (The Netherlands) 

Salman Gadid – Head of Communications and Marketing (Finland) 

Hiba Latreche – Head of Fundraising (France) 

Vullnet Selmani – Head of Finance (North Macedonia) 

Esmanur Aslan – General Secretary (Belgium) 

Nadia El Faroukhi – Head of Member Organisation Relations (France) 

Fatima Halawa – Head of Internal Development (Ireland) 

Burak Barut – Head of Training (Germany) 

Nourhene Mahmoudi – Head of Campaigns (Italy) 

Yusuf Hassan – Head of Media (United Kingdom) 

Ibtihelle Ben – Head of Services (France) 


Incoming FEMYSO President Hande Taner said “I would like to thank the outgoing Executive Committee for their excellent work in bringing the organisation to where it currently is. I am proud to lead this organisation in its 26th year of existence, I am also incredibly proud to lead a fantastic team of committed young leaders from different parts of Europe, who are excited to take this organisation’s work to another level. I am thankful to our Member Organisations for putting their trust in me and this team to deliver for them, and we will endeavour to hold firm to our collective mission of trying to serve our communities and our region”. 


FEMYSO, together with all our Member Organisations, stay committed to a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.  



FEMYSO (est. 1996) is a network organisation for 33 Muslim youth and student organisations across 20 European countries, and is the leading voice for European Muslim youth, developing and empowering them, and working to build a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.    

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