International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Our Team

Salam Sarhan

Chief Executive Officer

Founder of BPUR international. Well published writer and journalist with three books and over one thousand articles on a wide range of subjects in Arabic and English. Worked as TV presenter, producer, business editor and TV commentator for numerous leading media establishments, including BBC, Alarabiya TV, Sky News Arabia TV, Alarab daily and The Arab Weekly. 

Valérie Gervais

Managing Director

Strategic communications professional with extensive expertise in public affairs and organizational communications. Senior advisor for government officials in Canada in roles such as Press Secretary to Governor General, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Current President of the University of Ottawa Alumni Association, with more than 230,000 members worldwide.

Ahmad Waleed 

Management Advisor

Entrepreneur, financial advisor, management accountant and investment analyst for a multi billion private-equity group. Leading philanthropist in the UK and Pakistan. Founder of MIkael Waleed Foundation to help disadvantaged communities and families. 

Partner and Director at Green Island Falcon (metals manufacturers and traders) and Mikael & Mikael (financial advisers). Non-executive director at Abacus Corporate Finance (Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors).

Matteo Angioli 

Project Manager

Secretary of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law. 

Former parliamentary assistant to Marco Pannella at the European Parliament. 

Co-authored with Marco Pannella the book “Una libertà felice” (A happy freedom). 

Hanan Sharfelddin


Chief Executive of the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD). Academic and researcher with Doctorate in organizational leadership management, University of Phoenix. Specialised researcher in examining performance variables of NGOs and religious orientation and Racism.

Emily Amal Porter


Art historian, artist and novelist in English and Arabic. University lecturer and regular speaker in international conferences. Leading figure in cultural, justice and women’s rights. Chair of Multi Cultural Integration Centre. Consultant for North Tyneside College on cultural issues. Founder of ‘Save World Cultural Heritage’ an initiative to ban the trade in artifacts from ancient archaeological sites in Iraq.

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