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.

Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein


Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein has over 30 years’ experience in humanitarian operations management, development, 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 and National Society development. Mohammed has also held leadership roles in IFRC offices in Iran, Kenya, Pakistan and at our headquarters in Geneva.

Prior to joining the IFRC, Mohammed worked at 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.