Hassan Ramady began his career with BICC Cables UK, member of the largest construction Group – Balfour Beatty, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is well versed in the Arabic culture and language.
He was relocated to the United Arab Emirates and rose to the position of Regional Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During the period from 1977 to 2014, Hassan held Group vice Presidency positions with companies & trading houses employing over 6000 people and board memberships within companies in the Oil and Gas, Construction, Power Generation, Solar, hospitality and travel agency industries.
In 2014 Hassan returned to the UK and established Optimus International Consultancy, based in Chester, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer.
Having worked for large organisations overseas , who uphold the spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hassan is passionate in promoting similar values in the local community and has been involved in community based programmes, talent exhibitions, Internship Initiatives, and energy saving and environmental awareness campaigns. Hassan has invested interest in companies for Health and Safety and Disability.
He is a member of the Board for the Business Research Institute ( Chester University) and in the past 3 years served as a judge for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Cheshire which is initiated through the University and the High Sheriff.
In January 2016, Hassan joined Cheshire Police Independent Advisory Group (IAG) where he provided scrutiny on the ethical use of Police Powers (including Stop & Search), on proportionate use of force and appropriate management of the impact of Hate crimes across diverse communities. He received an award from the Chief Constable & Crime Commissioner for this work.
He became the advisor to the Constabulary on Islamic communities enabling a Cross-Cheshire Islamic group to be formed, improving Police and Muslim community engagement & co-operation. Alongside this he invested his time working with new recruits and training teams – receiving an honorary student award in April 2018.
Consequently, Hassan was selected by the Chief Constable to chair & establish an Independent Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Board to provide scrutiny of the forming & implementation of the Constabulary’s strategy-2018/2025.
He was nominated for Cheshire & National ‘police volunteer of the year award’ in 2018.