Salma Yusuf is a peace practitioner and mediator from Sri Lanka. She specialises in policy and process development, strategic advocacy, and thought-leadership. She has previously worked as a public official in Government, a university lecturer and researcher, a journalist, and a civil society activist nationally and internationally. In recognition of her professional contributions, she has received leadership awards from the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Ministry of France, and the European Union. She has a Master of Laws in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of London. She has completed specialised fellowships at the University of Toronto, the University of Canberra and the American University of Washington.