Advisory Board

The members of our Advisory Board are eminent leaders of the civil society who provide intellectual support to the Foundation and share their valuable expertise in organizational development voluntarily.

Atilla Yayla​

Dr. Atilla Yayla is a Turkish political scientist and a leading proponent of liberal democracy in Turkey. He is the founding member of Association for Liberal Thinking in Turkey. He is the author of more than 20 books. He is currently a professor of political science in Istanbul Medipol University.

Hicham El Moussaoui

Dr. Hicham El Moussaoui is a Professor of Economics at the University of Sultan Moulay Slimane, Morocco. His Research fields incorporate: cooperation in social dilemmas, economic analysis of institutions and development, incentives, economic freedom and Islamic economics.

Lord Syed Kamall

Lord Syed Kamall became a member of the UK House of Lords (upper chamber) in 2021 and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences at the Department of Health and Social Care in September 2021. From 2005 to 2019, he was a member of the European Parliament (MEP) and from 2014-19 was leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, one of the largest pan-European political groups. He is also a Professor of Politics and International Relations at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Lord Kamall is passionate about community-led non-state solutions to tackling poverty. He has also spoken and written about tackling radicalisation in local communities. He was one of our founding members in Istanbul in 2011.

Amin Ahmad

Amin Ahmad is the founding director of an independent research organization with a mission to provide fact-based input to current policy challenges (LEAD), which has organized leadership programs on public policy for wide ranging participants – university students and young activists. Over 400 alumni all over the country. During 2018-2022, he was a member of Malaysian parliament, where he championed critical issues in Parliament namely in areas of fiscal policy, cost of living, economic growth and actively scrutinized actions of the Government.