Mr. Alexander Matheou has worked in the humanitarian sector for 20 years in the fields of disaster response, food security, social exclusion, displacement and migration, HIV/TB prevention, and institutional development, both within and outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Prior to taking on his current role at IFRC, Mr. Matheou was the Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross.

Previously, Mr. Matheou held several high-level positions at the IFRC in Africa and the former Soviet Union. He was also Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India and worked for the Open Society Foundations and the International Finance Corporation in Russia and Central Asia. Mr. Matheou is a regular contributor of opinion pieces on humanitarian and development issues to an assortment of audiences and forums.

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