Salman Shaikh

Salman Shaikh is the Founder and CEO of The Shaikh Group (TSG), after being the director of the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center, where his research focused on conflict resolution, domestic policy, and geopolitics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Levant (particularly Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) … Read more

Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa

Sebastian Contin is a Spanish lawyer and lecturer, specialised in European law and institutions. He began his career working in the legal banking services then in the Private Law Department of the Council of Europe and as an Associate Lawyer in the Cuatrecasas Litigation Department. During his 13 years as a politician, he was elected … Read more

Mariwan Naqshbandi

Mariwan Naqshbandi is a journalist, writer and senior official in the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. He is a prominent activist in the protection of religious freedoms and social peace, and an active member of a number of institutions concerned with the protection of peace and human … Read more

Zeeshan Khan

Zeeshan Khan is an advisor to PM of Pakistan on minerals and gems stones. He has been serving as the co-Chairman of Prime Minister’s task force on gem, jewellery and minerals development since 2019. Zeeshan is playing a major role in shaping up the policies and regulations to maximise the added value and exports of … Read more

Karim El Kenzi

Karim El Kenzi is a Capital Market specialist with more than 12 years experience focused on alternative investments mainly private equity and debt, venture capital and real estate. He is the co-founder of MetaWave an advisory firm in morocco and provides with passion advisory services to cross-border clients including regulatory, assurances, valuation and accounting services … Read more

Tamara Daghistani

Tamara Daghistani is a renowned public figure and prominent activist for justice and human rights campaigns. She is a member of the board of directors of Welfare-Together, a charity based in Jordan for training and development to help refugees and empower vulnerable people. Tamara Daghistani is a leading member on the board of the Iraqi Business Council in … Read more

Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani

Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani is one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United Kingdom and a leading global figure in international peace initiatives and the dialogue of cultures and religions. He is a renowned author with 15 books in Arabic, English and Persian in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic law. Ayatollah … Read more

Saad Al Dousari

Saad Al Dousari is a prominent novelist, filmmaker and one of the leading voices of the second establishing movement of modern literature in Saudi Arabia, starting in the 1970s. He is a well published author with 2 novels and 5 short story collections. Saad Al Dousari is also a renowned journalist in all types of media … Read more

Ghaith Al-Tamimi

Founder and director of the Iraqi Centre for Diversity Management and president of Muatana Political party in Iraq.  Ghaith is writer, researcher, TV commentator, influential figure on social media and prominent voice for modernising Islamic teaching in contemporary vision.  Member of Leicester Secular Society, Scholar in Al Hawza in the city of Najaf, Iraq and … Read more

Qaiser Nawab

Award-winning strategic communications expert with nearly 10 years of experience as an advocate for social change working as Director of Business Development for Asia and the Middle East at M&C Consulting, a Canadian based Communication and Crowdsourcing company. Qaiser is the founder of the internationalIn society; Together for Health and Education (THE) to help youth … Read more

Taras Dzyubanskyy

Prominent academic with PhD in theology and inter-religious dialogue and founder of the interfaith centre, “Libertas,” the first of its kind in Ukraine. He has been awarded with several distinctions related to his innovative approach on interfaith dialogue and social issues. Currently, he teaches at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine and coordinates an … Read more

Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Founder and Chairman of the Eastwest European Institute, an independent organisation specialised in geopolitical analysis, organisation of scientific events and training projects focused on international affairs and global dynamics, for students and professionals. He is the editor of the geopolitical magazine Eastwest and former senior diplomat, who served in the Italian government and many embassies … Read more

Ghaleb Darabya

Ghaleb Darabya

Prominent scholar on Leadership and Public Policy in the Middle East and leading tutor at Harvard Kennedy School and London Business School in their Adaptive Leadership executive programs. Co-chaired Harvard’s Leadership Executive program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. Founder of a leadership consulting firm delivering leadership programs across the Middle East. Former … Read more

Dahlia Kurtz

Dahlia Kurtz

Canadian award-winning radio talk show host, renowned national columnist and a well published multilingual writer. Social good pioneer and motivating leader, working passionately to spread kindness and promotes THE “science of spreading kindness”. Dahlia is making the most of media tools to help make good things happen for people across Canada to “Live and HELP … Read more

Nabil Fahmy

Nabil Fahmy

Very prominent Egyptian politician and diplomat. Former Egypt Minister of Foreign Affairs 2013-2014. Occupied many top positions in the Egyptian Government, including ambassador to the USA 1999-2008. He also worked in advisory positions in the United Nations.