Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed

Industry: Media

Company: Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Designation: Executive director

Country: US (Egypt)

The Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies is a non-partisan research centre that provides data and analysis on Muslims and coordinates a large-scale survey of Muslims worldwide. As head of the centre for nearly a decade, Mogahed, is regularly called upon to comment on behalf of Muslims and to provide insights.

She was selected by US President Barack Obama to advise the White House on Muslim-West relations and is a board member and leader in several organisations, including the Crisis in the Middle East Task Force of the Brookings Institution, the Executive Board of Women in International Security, the leadership group of the Project on US Engagement with the Global Muslim Community, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arab World. She is also a nonresident senior public policy scholar at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

Born in Cairo in 1974, she immigrated to the US aged five and has American citizenship.