Shamil Idriss

Chairman of the Board

Shamil Idriss is the President and CEO of Search for Common Ground. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Soliya, and founding member of the Virtual Exchange Coalition. In 2005, he was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Deputy Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, a project of the Secretary-General established to improve cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between Western and Muslim-majority societies. He has served on the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum's Council of 100 Leaders and the Board of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

BASED IN: Washington, D.C., US