Saif Ali

Founder and director of charity/programme

Saif Ali, is a refugee from Iraq. Inspired by his 18-year journey of seeking asylum, Saif founded Integr8 UK in 2015 right after receiving his leave to remain to enable refugees and asylum seekers to overcome cultural polarization, social isolation and disintegration of identity. Integr8 UK is a non-for-profit community development organisation. Through Saif’s collaborative work with other refugee support agencies, he aims to create unique opportunities to enable people to integrate into their host community and empower them to start a positive life and work experience in the UK. Saif envisions a world that is enriched by the diverse experiences and unique gifts that refugees and asylum seekers carry. His mission is to empower them to uncover those gifts and share them in a world where everyone feels respected, included and able to embrace their differences and celebrate their individuality. For more information please visit