Sayed Hashem was appointed as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa on 1 March 2018. He joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in April 2003 and was appointed Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) in January 2008. Under his leadership, the IFRC created the Audit Risk Committee (2007), elevated to Commission by the General Assembly (2015).

Sayed is a seasoned executive with 25 years’ management experience. He has spent most of his management working carrier in large charitable, humanitarian and not-for-profit organisations, including the Post Office Cooperation (UK) and the British Red Cross Society.

A dual national of Egypt and United Kingdom, Sayed is fluent in Arabic and English.