- Sir Stephen O’Brien CBEPresident
Sir Stephen O’Brien is President of Unitas Communications. He is also Chairman of Tower Hamlets PCT, International Health Partners, Carl Jenner Productions/Unicorn Children’s Theatre Trust, NCH Leadership Board and Deputy Chairman of Woods River Cruises.
- Muddassar AhmedManaging Partner
Muddassar leads Unitas Communications, in addition he is also the President of the Concordia Forum, the Chairman of Unitas Risk, a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and on Advisory Boards at the Faiths Forum for London, Atlantic Council (US), ENAM (Greece), IAYP (US), ISTAC (Malaysia) and IRM (Pakistan).
- Shiraz AhmadPartner
Shiraz is a Partner at Unitas Communications, where he’s lead on projects for the NHS, the Arianne De Rothschild Foundation, the British Council and RSPN (Pakistan). Shiraz also serves on the board of Unitas Risk, a political risk and business intelligence consultancy.
- Burhan ZafarManaging Director - Unitas Risk
Burhan Zafar is the Managing Director and co-founder of Unitas Risk. He has personally managed hundreds of business intelligence cases and political risk assessments and has headed up high profile investigations for the organisation in different jurisdictions. Specialising in the MENA and South Asia regions, he has delivered projects for clients in Finance, Energy, Legal, Government and the Corporate sector. He holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from The University of Kent and a Masters’ in War Studies from Kings College London.
- Zahed AmanullahConsultant
Zahed Amanullah serves as a Consultant at Unitas Communications. He was formerly Associate Director at the Robert Bird Group, a multinational engineering consultancy. He is also the former Executive Editor of altmuslim.com and has served on the Board of Directors for American Halal, a ground-breaking food industry start-up.
- Professor Joseph E ConnollyInternational Liaison Advisor
Professor Joseph E Connolly is distinguished Professor of Finance and Management at The Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees in Paris. Prior to that he was the Willard Brown Distinguished Professor of Global and Islamic Finance at the American University In Cairo.
- Elina KuusioOffice Manager and Personal Assistant
Elina Kuusio is an Office Manager and Personal Assistant at Unitas Communications. Besides managing the office and assisting the partners’ diary and travel planning, she conducts communications research and provides public relations support. Prior to joining Unitas, Elina worked as a Development and Programme Intern at Salzburg Global Seminar. She has an MSc in Security Studies from University College London (UCL), and a BA in Politics and Media from Bournemouth University.
- Chris Hamill-StewartConsultant
Chris serves as a Consultant for Unitas Communications, having joined from the policy intelligence team at Brussels-based Politico, and serving previous Communications roles across the UK, mainland Europe and North Africa.
- Sharaiz ChaudhryResearch Analyst
Sharaiz is a Research Analyst at Unitas Risk and has worked on projects across the Middle East and South Asia. He also works as a Section Editor for the online comment site, The Platform and has an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS and an MA in Islamic Law from The Islamic College.