Global Leadership Team

The IFRC's Global Leadership Team is made up of our Secretary General, three Under Secretaries General, five Regional Directors, the Director of the Office of the Secretary General and the Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations. Discover them below.

Secretary General

The Secretary General is the chief executive officer of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and directs the secretariat and our delegations around the world.

Regional Directors

The IFRC has five Regional Directors for Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East and North Africa. Regional Directors oversee all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in their regions, ensure effective disaster risk management and encourage cooperation between members.

Regional Director for Asia Pacific

The Regional Director for Asia Pacific oversees all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in the Asia Pacific region, ensuring effective disaster and crisis risk management and encouraging regional cooperation between members.

Regional Director for the Americas

The Regional Director for the Americas oversees all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in the Americas region, ensuring effective disaster and crisis risk management and encouraging regional cooperation between members.

Regional Director for Africa

The Regional Director for Africa oversees all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in the Africa region, ensuring effective disaster and crisis risk management and encouraging regional cooperation between members.

Regional Director for Europe

The Regional Director for Europe oversees all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in the Europe region, ensuring effective disaster and crisis risk management and encouraging regional cooperation between members.

Regional Director for MENA

The Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) oversees all IFRC assistance and advice to National Societies in the MENA region, ensuring effective disaster and crisis risk management and encouraging regional cooperation between members.

Under Secretaries General

Under Secretary General for Global Relations, Diplomacy and Digitalization

The Under Secretary General for Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization ensures the IFRC has a strong collective voice that defines and influences humanitarian agendas.

Under Secretary General for National Society Development and Operations Coordination

The Under Secretary General for National Society Development and Operations Coordination ensures the IFRC supports strong and sustainable National Societies and fulfils our coordination and operational responsibilities within our Movement and broader humanitarian community.

Under Secretary General for Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services

The Under Secretary for Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services provides vision and leadership to core IFRC functions. She leads the creation of management policies and strategies and spearheads their implementation—ensuring our global network works together as effectively and efficiently as possible.

The Director of the Office of the Secretary General ensures the Secretary General can effectively discharge his statutory duties and key responsibilities at all times.

Director of the Office of the Secretary General

The Director of the Office of the Secretary General ensures the Secretary General can effectively discharge his statutory duties and key responsibilities at all times.

The Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) provides leadership on the IFRC’s internal audit and risk management activities. She/he continually evaluates and suggests improvements to our internal controls and governance processes.

Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations

The Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) provides leadership on the IFRC’s internal audit and risk management activities.