Hisham Yahya Altalib
Dr. Hisham Yahya Altalib was born in Iraq in 1940. He holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Liverpool University (1962) and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, USA (1974).
While working as an electrical engineer, Dr. Altalib soon became active in Islamic work in North America which continues to this day. He has held several positions in various Islamic Organizations including first full-time director of the Leadership Training Department of the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada (MSA) (1975–1977) and secretary general of the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO) in 1976. He has conducted many training camps and seminars in America and abroad.
A founding member and Director of the SAAR Foundation (1983–1995), as well as founding member of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in 1981 he is also the author of the well-known book A Training Guide for Islamic Workers, which to date has been translated into 20 languages. He is currently the director of finance of the IIIT.
He is a father and a grandfather.