Our Team


Muneeb Nasir – President

MUNEEB NASIR is a well-known Muslim leader, writer, and interfaith activist who is highly respected for his knowledge and involvement in religious and current affairs.

He is the President of the Olive Tree Foundation; Executive Director of the Cordoba Centre for Civic Engagement and Leadership; and the Managing Editor of the online magazine, IQRA.ca.

MUNEEB NASIR is a volunteer Muslim chaplain at the University of Toronto and at various Mosques where he regularly delivers the Friday sermon and conducts the prayer services.

He is also a frequent guest speaker at institutions where he promotes greater inter-community and interfaith understanding and active citizenship.

Educated at the University of Toronto and University of Guelph, Muneeb resides in the city of Toronto with his family.

Naeem Siddiqi – Vice President

Naeem Siddiqi started his work with the Olive Tree Foundation as member of the Grants Committee in 2004. He joined the Board of Directors in 2012. His community work includes serving on the board of the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association as Communication Director, member of National Shura with CAIR-CAN. He is also a mentor with TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership and a Scout Troop Leader at the 163rd IIT Scouts Group.

Naeem is a global product manager for banking analytics solutions at a software company, and has worked in financial risk management industry for the past 20 years. He has a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering degree form Imperial College of Science and technology at the University of London and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Muhammad H. Ali – Treasurer






Muhammed Haseeb Ali joined the Olive Tree Foundation shortly after it was formed in 2004. He is a Chartered Accountant and serves as the Treasurer of the organization. In addition to his financial expertise, Haseeb plays an instrumental role in identifying and setting corporate strategy for the Foundation as well as investment planning.

Haseeb has a BBA and an MBA from York University and his professional experience includes International Tax with the federal government of Canada.  Haseeb is an active volunteer in the community and lives with his family in Markham, Ontario.

Shaneeza Nazseer – Secretary

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