Dalia Mogahed is president and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East. She is former executive director of and senior analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslims worldwide, including in the U.S. and Europe. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the groundbreaking book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think.
President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009, making her the first Muslim-American woman to hold a position of this seniority. She has provided significant contributions to the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Countering Violent Extremism Working Group recommendations and was a leading voice in the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project.
Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Mogahed is a member of the its Agenda Council on the Arab World. She is also a non-resident senior public policy scholar at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. Arabian Business magazine has recognized Mogahed as one of the most influential Arabs in the world, and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre has included her in its lists of the 500 most influential Muslims. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.