Mohammedali Yaseen Taha has a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from the ICS-University of Lisbon, with a research on Press and Politics in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

He is a published poet, journalist, academic researcher and Member of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament since 2013. Mohammedali has worked with numerous civil society organizations both as a trainer and as an organizer for capacity building and development programs.

Mohammedali is Founding Member and current Executive Director of Open Think Tank.