Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein has over 30 years of experience in humanitarian operations management, development work, representation, and strategic leadership. In his previous role as IFRC’s Deputy Regional Director in the Asia Pacific, he led programmes on disaster risk reduction, community resilience, climate change management, agriculture, food security, nutrition, community-driven development, livelihoods, National Society development and capacity building. Mohammed has also held leadership roles in IFRC offices in Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, and at Geneva Headquarters.
Mohammed has contributed to the humanitarian and development work of the Ministry of Agriculture in Sudan, the Sudanese Red Crescent, Save the Children – Canada, Action Aid – UK, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Cranfield Disaster Preparedness Centre at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
Mohammed is from Sudan and holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Lancaster University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Pathology from Cairo University, Egypt. He has several professional diplomas in international management, food security, and microcomputers for agricultural development. He is fluent in Arabic and English.
Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein, IFRC’s Regional Director for Africa.