Every organisation has a persona that identifies their calling and ours comes from the name ‘Eli Shlama’.
Our business name has a personal meaning that honours the names of the founder’s father, Elisha, and uncle, Salam, who were lost to war and cancer consecutively.
This combination of words also brings with it a unique message: Eli is the Semitic word for ‘my God’ and Shlama is the Aramaic word for ‘peace’, creating the phrase ‘My God is peace’.
Since our inception, we have focused on the name ‘Eli Shlama’ forming the foundation of the company's ethos - Peace of heart and mind, Compassion and Prosperity
As a socially-driven enterprise, our philosophy is one of enabling you to maximise your potential and inter-relate with natives from other countries; when you become the person you want to be, your purpose in life also becomes clear.
By bringing together the perfect mix of professional integrity, wisdom, compassion, and solidarity you are empowered to achieve your goals, enabling you to traverse all obstacles that may appear in your path, while at the same time enabling victims of war, misfortune and poverty to become true artisans of own destiny.
The intercultural consultancy, Eli Shlama, was brought to life by our founding director, Amal Marogy, MSt (Cantab), PhD. An academic and social entrepreneur, she is also the founding director of two charities, one being the British Aradin Charitable Trust (2013-2020) and the other the European Ilanta Institute for Intercultural Excellence.
Amal Marogy is an EMCC accredited Senior Practitioner. She holds a PhD in Oriental Languages & Cultures from the University of Ghent and an MSt in Social Innovation from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She is Affiliated Researcher in Neo-Aramaic Studies at the University of Cambridge and has taught Arabic at the University of Cambridge, Catholic University of Leuven, University of Ghent and beyond . She was also Director of Studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College. Here she launched and organized the first and second Foundations of Arabic Linguistic Conference series in Cambridge.
Her media presence has encompassed the delivery
of lectures worldwide, including the Asia society in Hong Kong and the Hudson Institute (Washington DC). She appeared in The Times (2014) and has also been interviewed by BBC World News about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
Her key expertise encompasses the preservation of endangered cultural heritage, intercultural dialogue, women in minority communities, Christianity in the Middle East, Arabic linguistics and radicalisation among young people.
This exemplary background, coupled with Dr Marogy’s extensive experience of working with students both, undergraduate and graduate, made the founding of Eli Shlama a natural progression.