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...

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WILLIAM SMITH
WILLIAM SMITH
SENIOR POLITICAL OFFICER

William is a Senior Political Officer with TSG, focusing on its Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative. William has worked...

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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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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...

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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 a research fellow at the...

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ANNA JACOBS
ANNA JACOBS
SENIOR POLITICAL OFFICER

Anna Jacobs is a Senior 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 the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington...

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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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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
POLITICAL DIRECTOR

Samuel Plumbly is a Political Director with The Shaikh Group (TSG). Prior to joining TSG he worked with the International Organization for...

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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 Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs, and...

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Emma Lowden
Emma Lowden
Research Analyst

Emma Lowden is a Researcher working predominantly on the Track II Dialogue for Mutual Security in the Middle East. Prior to joining TSG, she conducted research and wrote published reports for the...

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