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.

Alexander Matheou

  • IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Office
    Level 10, Menara Tokio Marine Life
    189 Jalan Tun Razak
    50400 Kuala Lumpur

Alexander Matheou has worked in the humanitarian sector for 20 years, both within and outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. He has worked across a variety of fields, including: disaster response, food security, social exclusion, displacement and migration, HIV/TB prevention and institutional development.

Prior to taking on his current role at IFRC, Alexander was the Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross.

Previously, Alexander 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. Alexander is a regular contributor of opinion pieces on humanitarian and development issues to an assortment of audiences and forums.