Sharif Istvan Horthy co-founder and Vice Chairman of the GHFP Board of Trustees, was born in Hungary, and is the grandson of Admiral Horthy (Regent of Hungary 1920-1944). He studied physics at Oxford University and civil engineering at Imperial College. At 25, Sharif embraced Islam. He has worked as a civil engineer and businessman in Britain, Indonesia and the USA. He is currently living in the UK. Sharif is also on the advisory board of the Three Faiths Forum, and a Trustee of the Museum of World Religions (UK).