Ramadan Shalah (رمضان شلح), born in Gaza in 1958, was the secretary-general of Islamic Jihad (PIJ) until September 2018. Based in Syria, he was an early member of PIJ, becoming its secretary general after the assassination of Fathi al-Shikaki by Israel in 1995.
Educated in Egypt, Shalah initially taught economics at Gaza University. As a result of his growing activism, Israel banned him for teaching and placed him under house arrest. He subsequently studied economics in the United Kingdom.