Our Team

A highly qualified team

SALMAN SHAIKH
SALMAN SHAIKH
FOUNDER & CEO

Salman Shaikh is the Founder and CEO of The Shaikh Group (TSG). Before establishing TSG he was the director of the Brookings Doha Centre (2011-2015), where his research ...

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WILLIAM SMITH
WILLIAM SMITH
POLITICAL OFFICER

William is a Political Officer with TSG, focusing on its Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative. William has worked as an analyst and adviser on a number...

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ANNA JACOBS
ANNA JACOBS
POLITICAL OFFICER

Anna Jacobs is a Political Officer with The Shaikh Group (TSG), focusing on the Track II Dialogue for Mutual Security in the Middle East. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow with...

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JOHN BELL
JOHN BELL
PROJECT LEAD, TSG DIALOGUE FOR MUTUAL SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

John Bell has worked for over 25 years on Middle East politics, policy development and mediation. Today, he is Director and Co-Founder of The Conciliators Guild...

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NIKOS VASILEIADIS
NIKOS VASILEIADIS
FINANCIAL MANAGER

Nikos Vasileiadis is the Financial Manager of The Shaikh Group's (TSG) Track II Syria Initiative. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Democritus University of Thrace in...

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YANNIS PALLIKARIS
YANNIS PALLIKARIS
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Yannis Pallikaris is the Chief Operating Officer of The Shaikh Group (TSG). Before joining TSG, Pallikaris was a consultant to the Brookings Doha ...

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HAID HAID
HAID HAID
CONSULTANT

Haid Haid is a Syrian columnist and a senior consulting research fellow of the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme. He is also...

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SANDRA NEMR
SANDRA NEMR
EVENTS AND OFFICE MANAGER

Sandra Nemr has joined The Shaikh Group (TSG) in March 2016 as an Executive Administrative Assistant in our office located in Limassol...

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BETSY POPKEN
BETSY POPKEN
PEACEBUILDING LEAGUE ADVISOR

Popken leads TSG’s “Peacebuilding League” in San Francisco, consults with technologists and others on prospective partnership opportunities ...

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ELENI FASOULA
ELENI FASOULA
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Eleni is the Financial Controller of The Shaikh Group (TSG) Track II Syria Initiative. She is responsible for internal financial monitoring and control as well as...

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SAM PLUMBLY
SAM PLUMBLY
SENIOR POLITICAL OFFICER

Samuel Plumbly is a Political Officer with The Shaikh Group (TSG), focusing on its Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative. Prior to joining TSG he worked with...

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REEM SALAHI
REEM SALAHI
CONSULTANT

Reem Salahi is a consultant with TSG's Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative, a nonresident fellow with the...

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STEPHANIE NEMR
STEPHANIE NEMR
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND VISUAL COMMUNICATOR

With a background in various markets communicating with...

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