Leadership Council

Faisal Randeere

Chairman of the Executive Board

Faisal Randeere

Chairman of the Executive Board

Faisal Randeree is a London based business person and Chairman of the Football for Peace UK Board. He is the Managing Director of DCD London & Mutual plc and DCD Properties, a property and investment group founded 30 years ago, and DCD are founding members of Football for Peace UK. Faisal also... sits on the Board of several other businesses covering sectors such as hospitality, technology, and co-working. With 20 years of experience primarily in Finance, Real Estate, and Venture Capital, Faisal has displayed a strong business acumen and management expertise in a variety of industries throughout his career.

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George Boetang

Board Member

George Boetang

Board Member

George Boetang is a former Footballer who played as a Midfielder and made 4 appearances for the Dutch national team from 2001 to 2006. He was a member of Aston Villa from 1999 to 2002 and Middlesbrough from 2002 to 2008. As a player, Boateng starred for Feyenoord before moving to England. He went on to play for Coventry City, Villa, Middlesbrough, Hull City and Nottingham Forest before brief spells in Greece and Malaysia. Boateng was a full Dutch international player and represented the under 21’s side on 18 occasions and the senior side four times.

Known as legend at each... of the four Premier League teams that he played for, after his retirement in 2016, Boateng completed his coaching badges and revealed how he would love to manage any of his former clubs, especially Villa due to the training ground, fan base and great stadium. Boateng had a brief spell as manager and technical director of Kelantan FA, a professional club in Malaysia. He was appointed as a Youth Team Coach at Blackburn Rovers in 2018 and has nurtured mainly the Under 13’s side at Ewood Park.  George returned to Aston Villa as U18s Assistant Coach.

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ZAKI NUSEIBEH

Board Member

ZAKI NUSEIBEH

Board Member

Zaki Nuseibeh is currently Vice Chairman of Oxford United Football Club. He is also active in Philanthropy and a strong believer in the power of sport and music in uniting people, he continues to develop and support Oxford United in the Community and Addar Foundation as a trustee.  Zaki also has 15 years of financial services experience having started his career as a trader at Deutsch Bank in London, he is co-founder of Aeon Investments and is a member of the Board of Directors.

Ricardo Figueroa

Vice President and Executive Board Member

Ricardo Figueroa

Vice President and Executive Board Member

Born in Viña del Mar, Chile in July 4th 1966, Ricardo graduated in a degree in Social Sciences at the The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. He is a former professional basketball player, multi champion in professional leagues in Chile and Brazil and has played 3 South American Cup... games for the national team of Chile.

The majority of Ricardo’s time is spent on his role as Director for the Gol Iluminada Foundation from Chile, under which he launched the first Indigenous National Football Cup and the first Indigenous Copa America, where many countries across the world participated and as a result the impact he and his father Don Elias Figueroa have received multiple international awards for their philanthropic work. In his spare time Ricardo dedicates a lot of his time creating and composing music and most recently was also appointed Director of Don Elias Vineyards in Casablanca, Chile.

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Romy Hawatt

Board Member

Romy Hawatt

Board Member

Romy Hawatt is a leading entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for cultivating innovation and transforming start-up and fledgling businesses into successful multi-million dollar commercial projects. He is also active in philanthropy and continues to develop and support various water, education, orphanage and other projects in the Middle East and Africa. He is... a founding member of the Global Sustainability Network, which was launched with joint efforts of the Vatican and Lambeth Palace. It is a community and platform that has committed to delivering Goal 8 of the 17 Global Goals for the United Nations.

Romy Hawatt is credited with a major role in the development of the world’s largest creative/digital media educator, SAE Institute www.sae.edu which was sold in 2011 to Navitas and offers programs to more than 12,000 students in across more than 25 countries.

He is also an experienced helicopter pilot and has taken his passion for flying to new heights building and leveraging his industry experience & profile in developing a new and unique aviation education model as the Founder and CEO of Airways Aviation.

Romy Hawatt is one of the aviation training industry’s increasingly recognised players, offering accredited aeroplane programs (Ab initio through to ATPL) from well resourced and equipped facilities, located across four continents, to meet the exponential increase in the international demand for pilots.

Romy Hawatt has resided in the UAE since 2004 and manages his global group of companies and general business and charity interests in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East from his Headquarters in Dubai.

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Jeff Mostyn

Advisor to Executive Board

Jeff Mostyn

Advisor to Executive Board

There have been a few constants in AFC Bournemouths incredible rise to the Premier League. Aside from the sight of inspirational management duo Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall on the touchline, it is an almost unrecognisable club from just six years ago. But it fairy tale success wouldn't have been possible without... the boardroom backing of Chairman Jeff Mostyn following his purchase of the club in 2007. With a background in insurance and a passion for football, Mostyn has been an integral part in the behind the scenes improvements at the Vitality Stadium. Mostyn now stands as an immensely well-respected figure in the English game due to his unparalleled knowledge of the football pyramid. In 2011 he was elected by the 72 Football League Clubs to represent them on the FA Council working on a number of the Football Association committees, including those for Disability, FA Membership and Compliance Monitoring, as well as the prestigious FA Challenge Cup. Jeff also has ambassadorial roles with the England under-16 and under-17 sides when representing the FA Youth Committee. In 2012 Jeff was elected to the Board of Directors of the Football League. During the 2015/16 season Jeff was elected as an FA England Team Ambassador, which is a role he has now carried with him over the past 3 seasons.

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Elif Sozeri

Board Member and Trustee

Elif Sozeri

Board Member and Trustee

Born in 1971 in Bursa Turkey, Elif studied at Bursa and Uludag University of Educational Sciences. She became the founding member of European Freedom for Education (EFFE). Elif also worked as a teacher and director of Multiple Language Education department of Ozel Namik Sozeri College in Bursa for ten years.

She... went on to start a unique education programme in Bursaspor club for the football players in 2008.The model has achieved great success and had an important role in team's becoming champions of the league in 2010.

In 2011, Elif Became a licensed football agent and built a company with her business partner based in London, Lisbon and Istanbul and has a vast portfolio of world class players in Europe. As an agent her role involves finding football talent, educating them and building them a sustainable and promising future career in football.

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Louis Saha

Board Member and Trustee

Louis Saha

Board Member and Trustee

Louis Saha is a former professional footballer who played as a striker for teams including Newcastle United, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Spurs and Lazio. He also represented France, playing in borh UEFA Euro 2004 and the FIFA World Cup in 2006. At Manchester united he won the Premier League twice, the UEFA... Champions League and the League Cup.

Since hanging up his boots, Louis has moved into the world of business where he has used his experience to develop propositions to support athletes and other people in the public eye, in their careers. His platform AxisStars enables Stars from the worlds of Sport and Entertainment to connect directly with trusted brands and service providers.

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Hayley Mcqueen

Board Member

Hayley Mcqueen

Board Member

Hayley is one of the UK's leading football broadcasters and a current presenter of Sky Sports News. She is one of only a handful of females to have anchored live football from the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Cup, League Cup and Champions League. Hayley McQueen started her career behind the camera... as a reporter and an RTS award winning producer.

She has presented many outside broadcasts from locations around the world including a daily live show for Al Jazeera Sport throughout the 2010 World Cup tournament with high profile guests and daily viewing figures of over 100million. She has also interviewed many of the biggest names in the world of sport, including Usain Bolt, David Beckham, Jose Mourinho, Sebastian Coe, Cristiano Ronaldo, the late Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Dame Kelly Holmes and the late George Best to name a few.

She has been involved in a variety of events including the United for Unicef Gala Dinner, Samsung Olympic Torch Launch, The Bobby Moore Fund Quiz Night, Manchester United Player of the Year Awards, Fashion Kicks at Sunderland AFC, The Bobby Robson Foundation Football Day and The Hublot Manchester United Partnership press launch.

Her first love is football, but she is also a fan of golf and rugby and a regular at Lancashire Cricket Club. She is actively involved with various ‘Football in the Community’ projects such as Football for Peace projects and has a BA (Hons) degree in PR, Marketing & Journalism.

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Jay Matharu

Board Member and Trustee

Jay Matharu

Board Member and Trustee

Jay is a graduate from Durham University and most recently a director of a London based chain of hotels. He has also acted as a consultant to many companies such as CBRE and RBS as a hotel broker. Currently, he is building a new portfolio of hotels under his family office. Jay’s... Brazilian heritage and love of football has been a reflection to his hard work and commitment to Football for Peace. He has been a board member since 2013 and has helped shape the direction of the charity as well help on numerous fundraising initiatives that have helped raise funds to deliver our City for Peace projects across the UK. In 2016 Jay travelled to a field project in Kozhikode, India with Brazilian Icon Ronaldinho to deliver a City for Peace female empowerment project.

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Ian Brooks

Board Member and Trustee

Ian Brooks

Board Member and Trustee

A retired Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard - Metropolitan Police. Ian has a variety of operational policing experience in London including public order roles with regards to football and Notting Hill Carnival. Based at New Scotland Yard he undertook and oversaw many roles including security, safety and policy development.

Since... retiring in 2007 Ian has undertaken voluntarily community role as chairman of Eastcote Residents Association (Hillingdon), Chair of Hillingdon Safer Neighbourhood Board and more recently as a Volunteer and Trustee for Football for Peace.

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