Ali Salman (CEO)

Ali Salman is an economist, public policy expert and author of “Islam and Economics: Markets, Morals and Justice” (forthcoming) and “Discord between Social Justice and Economic Freedom in

He is a founding member and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network Foundation, based in Pakistan and was the head of the Malaysian think tank IDEAS.

He has held Fulbright scholarship, Royal Netherlands Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship and has master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration.

He writes regularly for Express Tribune and in various Malaysian newspapers.

Ali Salman (CEO)​

Ali Salman is a founding member and CEO of Islam & Liberty Network. He has published a well-received book Islam and Economics: Markets, Morals & Justice (Acton, 2021). Ali is based in Islamabad, where he heads Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an independent economic think tank in Pakistan that he founded in 2013. During 2017-2020, he served as CEO of Malaysia’s prominent independent think tank, IDEAS. Ali has remained actively engaged with the government as an economist and public policy expert especially in the areas of public finance, regional trade, competition policy, and youth policy. He holds master’s degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration. He writes op-eds on the economy for Express Tribune, a partner publication of New York Times.

Tasnim Idriss (Associate Director)

Tasnim is based in Tunis, Tunisia. She is an English university teacher at the University of Tunis El Manar, and a freelance translator and proofreader. As the then Liaison Academic Officer of the Munathara Initiative, Tasnim helped organize the 2019 first Tunisian Legislative and Presidential Debates. She was also a polling station member in previous legislative, municipal and presidential Tunisian elections. Tasnim represented post-Revolution Tunisia through organizing, delivering and participating in several leadership conferences and programs in different parts of the world, mainly with the Initiatives of Change Foundation.

Ahmad Bashier Muhammad Afifi (Officer)​

Ahmad Bashier is an officer in Islam and Liberty Network (L) Foundation. He is Chartered Accountant (CA) and ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (ASEAN CPA) under Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA). He has 8 years experience in accounting and auditing. Bashier graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accountancy (Honours) from University of Malaya (UM). He worked as an Audit Associate at Khairuddin, Hasyudeen & Razi (KHR). Bashier believes that nothing is impossible in this world.