Amjad Saleem is a political political analyst on South Asian issues with expertise in Humanitarian and Development matters, Peacebuilding and Interfaith Dialogue. He also worked in the past as a consultant for International Alert, KAICIID, Search for Common Ground, Islamic Development Bank, the Cordoba Foundation, Islamic Relief amongst others. He was the Country Director of Muslim Aid for Sri Lanka (and Bangladesh) from 2004 to 2009. During his time in Muslim Aid, he pioneered its Islamic Microfinance work. He has written extensively on Islamic Social Finance and Islamic Microfinance. He currently provides pro bono advice to islamic finance institutions in Sri Lanka on Islamic Social Finance. He sat as a subject adviser for Islamic Social Finance during the World Humanitarian Summit.
He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and State of Formation, an alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Program and a Hive Global Leaders Fellow. Amjad has an M.Eng from Imperial College, London, a MBA from U21 Global Singapore and is currently pursuing a part time PhD from Exeter University on ‘Muslim Identity in Post Conflict Sri Lanka’.