CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER WINS
PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Birmingham City Council’s Chief Legal Officer has been recognised for his valuable contributions to public service at a celebration of the part the Muslim community plays in British society.
In addition to being listed in the inaugural Muslim Power 100 publication, Mirza Ahmad was awarded its Public Sector Award for Excellence at a ceremony held in
Mr Ahmad said: “This is a great success for
Mr Ahmad was called to the Bar in 1984 and became Chairman of the Bar Association for Local Government and the Public Service in 1998. He joined
In addition, Mr Ahmad has led his Department to success in many national awards. Some of which include: From Midlands Excellence, in 2006, the awards of Investors in Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility and Most improved organisation; the LGC Legal Team of the Year 2005, one of the top 5 Lawyers in Local Government in 2005, Lawyer of the Month for the Black Lawyers Directory in April 2006, an Award for Excellence in 2005 from the Association of Council Secretaries & Solicitors and he was profiled in an October 2006 Commission for Racial Equality publication along with other leading world lawyers, such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah (the Founder of Pakistan).
Leader of the Council Councillor Mike Whitby said: "This is excellent news for Mirza, Birmingham City Council and the City of
Others on the Muslim Power 100 list include Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood, boxer Amir Khan and Harrods owner Mohammad Al Fayed.
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