Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa

Regional Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Khaled Khalifa is a professional humanitarian worker with more than 25 years of experience in relief and development. He led humanitarian operations in various settings of natural disasters and complex emergencies.

Khaled Khalifa worked in several senior managerial positions with major international organizations in many countries and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Management Leadership and Organizational Strategy. He holds an MA degree in English Literature & Humanities, an MSc in Sustainable Development, and a Project Management Diploma. He is a well-known international trainer in disaster management and an expert speaker on humanitarian affairs and the Middle East.

In addition to his role as a representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council, Mr Khaled leads UNHCR's Islamic philanthropy activities globally and has been instrumental in the success of the Refugee Zakat Fund, which supported over 2 million beneficiaries in 13 countries last year. This success was made possible thanks to Khaled Khalifa's role in building key partnerships with diverse Islamic philanthropy stakeholders.