Amina Rasul, PhD is the President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. She is a member of the Board of Regents of the Mindanao State University. She has been Presidential Adviser on Youth Affairs and Chair of the National Youth Commission. She has served on the Board of the Mindanao Development Authority, the Philippine National Oil Corporation, The Development Bank of the Philippines and a Founding Director of the Local Government Guarantee Corporation. She was the first Filipino invited to be a Senior Fellow with the United States Institute for Peace. A columnist with the Business world, she has written and edited several books on the Mindanao conflict, Islam and democracy. She has degrees in Economics (University of the Philippines), Master’s in Business Administration (Asian Institute of Management) and Master’s in Public Administration (Harvard Kennedy School for Government). Awarded 2016 Most Distinguished Alumna of the University of the Philippines, she is cited as one of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2017 by the Jordan Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. She was awarded Muslim Democrat of 2007.