For General Inquiries
Adam Smith Albion, SEALA Program Director
Telephone: (+998 93) 591 3866
Adam Smith Albion brings ten years of experience in the field of regional leadership organizations and twenty in the field of international relations and cross-cultural cooperation. He served as Director of the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA) from its foundation in 2002 until the beginning of 2010. In 2010 he joined the effort to launch the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA) and worked as its Regional Director until 2013. In the 1990s Adam was a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs studying and writing about the Black Sea area and Central Eurasia. He subsequently worked as a journalist and analyst for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Freedom House, Jane’s Intelligence review, and other publications. For four years he was a senior associate at the EastWest Institute (EWI). As a member of the top team of World Monitors, an international business consultancy, he led consulting projects for Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, Symbion Power and other companies.Adam was educated at Harvard University and Oxford University (Christ Church). He is a member of the advisory board of the Museum of Islamic Art (Pergamon Museum) in Berlin.
Ayesha Shaukatullah, SEALA Network Manager
Ayesha works the Network Manager for SEALA. She joined on August 1st, 2015. Previously, she worked as Regional Head and General Manager at The Educators, a project of Beaconhouse School System, based in Islamabad. Prior to that, she was General Manager of Operations, Northern Region. She has been responsible for surveying schools across the region for operational difficulties, enhancing teaching and learning standards, improving physical infrastructure, customer care and conflict resolution, while providing training to the vast network of The Educators’ Schools throughout the region. Before this, she spent five years at Headstart School as Academic Coordinator and then Vice Principal, with duties ranging from admissions and syllabus planning to hiring, training, parental outreach, and teaching (mathematics and computer studies). Ayesha started her own web development company, W3designers, managing website projects for international organisations and many local businesses based in Islamabad. Earlier in her career, she taught web programming in California and served as Consultant Technical Writer for a Silicon Valley-based software company.
Ayesha attended SEALA II as a participant in January 2015 and attended CELA 11 as a facilitator.