Abed K. Ayoub, Ph.D.

Managing Consultant, International Development and Humanitarian Assistance


Dr. Abed Ayoub is the CEO and President of United Muslim Relief. He has an extensive management background with 23 years in non-profit and for-profit sectors. Dr. Ayoub served as the CEO of Islamic Relief USA for five years before joining United Muslim Relief. He holds an executive MBA and Doctorate in International Relief and Development.

Dr. Ayoub is a founding partner of the Center for Interfaith Action, a coalition of faith-based organizations working collectively to reduce global poverty and disease. In April 2010, Dr. Ayoub was appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to serve on its Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), and in 2013, he was reappointed for a second term.

Along with other leaders in the international development field, Dr. Ayoub provides advice, analysis, and recommendations to USAID on the most pressing development issues in the world today. He is also serving a second term with the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group, where he advises on humanitarian issues, and has been asked to join several think tanks including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Think Tank.