Syrian businessman, political activist
Ribal al-Assad is the founder and director of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria, which promotes democracy, freedom and human rights in Syria and the Middle East. He is also the Chairman and Founder of the Iman Foundation, a non-partisan and not for profit organization which aims to promote dialogue to strengthen international understanding and co-existence through the exchange of ideas, people, culture and religion. He was born in Syria and has lived in the West since being exiled from his country as a child.
Ribal al-Assad spoke at The Common Good in 2013: Foreign Affairs Series: Syria update with Ribal al-Assad - June 25, 2013.