Diala Saadeh-Thaher

Diala served as the London Representative for Seeds of Peace. She has over 12 years of experience in social financing, international development, fundraising, fund structuring and previously as a media professional.

Diala had worked on various donor-funded development projects as well as on private equity funds with a focus on creating jobs for youth and financing startups across the Middle East and North Africa.

Before working as an independent contractor, she was Head of Corporate Communications and Business Development for Jasper Capital Group, a corporate finance firm in London. Prior to this, she managed financial and strategic communications for many of Dubai’s most influential financial firms and investment arms.

Diala has gained extensive knowledge of the region and the struggles that peacebuilders are facing, having previously worked in journalism as a Reuters Middle East correspondent covering politics, conflicts, and financial markets across the region.

Diala is a graduate of the London School of Economics. She lives with her husband and son in London.

“Seeds of Peace provides a unique platform for youth from conflict regions to be empowered to have a tangible long-term impact within their local communities. I strongly believe in the power of youth and their ability to build bridges while influencing their peers. I feel Seeds of Peace acts as a catalyst in bringing together these inspiring young people to work towards a better tomorrow.”