Editor of the EUobserver magazine

Shada Islam is Editor of the EUobserver magazine. She is a political analyst and commentator on European Union affairs based in Brussels, who works independently as an advisor/analyst/strategist on issues related to Europe, Africa, Asia, geopolitics, trade and inclusion. Ms. Islam is a member of the European Policy Centre's Strategy Board and a senior advisor to its Europe in the World program. She is also a founding member of the EU-Asia Centre. She worked for nine years as Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, an influential independent think tank based in Brussels. She now runs her own Brussels-based global strategy and consultancy firm, New Horizons Project.