Sir Iqbal Sacranie(1952-), Secretary General, Muslim Council of Great Britain
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Sacranie arrived in the UK with his family in 1969 from Malawi after the closing of the empire. He trained as an accountant in London, becoming a managing director of the family business. During the early 1980s, he, like many other Muslims were concerned about how to improve the position of Muslims in British society. His involvement in a variety of groups culminated in the formation of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in 1997, an umbrella body drawing support from hundreds of affiliates. In 2002 he became the second secretary general of the body. He received an OBE (1999) for his efforts in the community, including his work for race relations, charity and in a former advisory role to the Home Office.
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