Professor Dr. Ali Akbar Rashad, the founder of the institute, has been the president of IICT since its establishment in 1994. The president of IICT holds the highest managerial position that is responsible for leading the activities, making decisions, managing major actions and coordinating different departments with each other. Professor Dr. Ali Akbar Rashad is a philosopher and he is a high scholar in the field of Philosophy of Religion and Islamic studies. He also holds a new theory in the field of Philosophy of Religion and the Logic of Understanding Religion. He is so active in international scholarly activities and conferences especially in the filed of interfaith dialogues.