Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, President

Manssour Bin Mussallam is a thought leader, philanthropist, and impact-driven, London-based Saudi entrepreneur. Educated in the Geneva area, he is recognised as a high potential executive. He has earned leadership positions in privately‐held organisations and founded companies in diverse settings. He serves on the Board of Directors of SKAB Group of Companies amongst others, has created and is involved with numerous projects in education and art. He is currently working on an anthology of critical issues in modern education and, more widely, culture. Manssour Bin Mussallam has a passionate conviction in the transformative power of balanced and inclusive education and supports some influential forward-thinkers in the MENA, Europe, and Latin America.



Prof Salim Al-Hassani, Vice President

Salim T.S. Al-Hassani is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester, UK. Having developed an interest in the cultural roots of science in the later years of his career as Professor of Mechanical Engineering, he made his mark by utilising applied modern engineering analysis to recreate, in virtual 3D space, ancient machines, especially those invented during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation such as the machines of Banu Musa, Al-Jazari and Taqi al-Din. He has authored and edited hundreds of publications, famous amongst which is “1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization”.



Mr Peter Fell, Secretary

Peter Fell has been Director of Regional and Economic Affairs at the University of Manchester since 2000. He is responsible for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a wide understanding of the region's political and business environment having worked previously at senior level for a number of public bodies - including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside TEC. Peter Fell has a particular expertise in civic and regional governance matters and the arts and sits on numerous regional and city boards and committees.




Dr Najia Musolino, Director

Najia Musolino has a successful track record of developing business strategies and building out channel programmes for NGOs. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation and growth, she has built a reputation for helping incubate new products into mature revenue generating engines for sustainable development programmes. Prior to her appointment as ERF's director, she was the lead for the Global Action Platform at the Council on Health Research for Development and the Human Resources for Health Programme at AMP Services. Her early career years include work experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Her honours include the Shankar's Presidential award, India (1993) amongst others. An active member of the Business and Professional Women Switzerland (2008-2015), she has held Board positions in various Swiss based NGOs.