Our Team

What is the Rohingya Project?

The Project looks at two key issues of identity and opportunity to uplift the Rohingya people

Uplifting the Rohingya

A grassroots initiative that aims to uplift and empower the Rohingya diaspora scattered all over the globe.

Flipping the Narrative

We aim to flip the narrative of a destitute people that currently dominates the media.

Financial Inclusion

To tackle the problem of financial exclusion in the Rohingya community.

The Team

Muhammad Noor

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

A Rohingya himself, Noor has established several Rohingya organisations and trained several highly-regarded members of the Rohingya community worldwide. His most notable contributions include the digitization and Unicode of First Rohingya Alphabet, serving as the chairman of Rohingya Football Club, authoring “The Exodus – A True Story from a Child of Forgotten People,” and working on several assignments with the UN High Commission for Refugees, the Red Cross, International Organizaton for Migration, International Network of Human Rights. Noor is the Co-Founder of Rohingya Vision (RVISION), the world’s first Rohingya Satellite television channel.

Kyri Andreou

CO-FOUNDER

A British national, Kyri has resided in Malaysia for over 30 years. He is an entrepreneur with extensive branding, marketing and strategic planning experience, nationally and internationally. For the last 15 years, Kyri has ventured into web services, brand strategy advisory, social entrepreneurship, agro & eco-tourism and Islamic Peer-to-Peer Microfinancing. Kyri is the Co-Founder of Ata Plus, the world’s first Blockchain-enhanced licensed equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform.

Saqib Sheikh

PROJECT DIRECTOR

A US national, Saqib is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He began his career working for international NGOs and UN agencies in New York City, USA. He has previously served for six years as Programme Manager at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, organizing media training activities for over 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Saqib currently lectures on journalism and new media at Xiamen University Malaysia, and is a manager for the Urban Hijau sustainable farm project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received his Masters in Communication from Purdue University, USA.

Giovanni Galluzzo

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

A US national, Giovanni has delivered education and conducted training since 2011 in Language, Mathematics, Information Technology and Ecological Design. Giovanni previously served for six years as CEO and Director of International Marketing at Murujan Permaculture, conducting training across Malaysia for design professionals. Prior to this, he worked as a network administrator for a legal firm in Connecticut, USA. Giovanni completed his Juris Doctor of Law from Pace University, New York, USA. He completed his Bachelors of Science in IT from the University of Connecticut, USA. Giovanni is certified in Train the Trainer from GEM International and Permaculture Design from Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.

Islam Elzayyadi

Arifa Sultana

Nadia Razak

Mahamed Hagi

Muhammed Shuaib

Amran Rahmat

Zayan Yassin

Akmal Fikri

Ajmeer Omar

Qutub Shah

Tahmina Sharmin