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Alexander MATHEOU is the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Regional Director for Asia Pacific. He is responsible for coordina the largest humanitarian network in the Asia Pacific region. This involves supporting responses to current humanitarian crises and anticipating future ones. It also involves facilitating multilateral participation from thirty-eight Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in regional and global humanitarian affairs.

Prior to taking up his role as Regional Director, Alexander was Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross, where he was responsible for leading the global affairs and emergency responses of one of the UK’s largest charities, focusing particularly on crises in Syria, Yemen, and refugee crises around the world.

Alexander has been IFRC Regional Representative Southern Africa, where he was respsible for leading IFRC’s responses to flooding and hunger crises; and IFRC Regial Representative in Eastern Africa, where has responsible for leading the response to the Horn of Africa drought in 2012. He was IFRC Head of Delegation to Russia, where he was responsible for leading the response to the aftermath of the Beslan school siege and the TB and HIV epidemic in prisons.
Outside of the Red Cross, Alexander has been Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India, where he led outreach programmes to high-risk groups, and Director of the Civil Education Project in Central Asia, where he was also a visiting lecturer at the American University of Central Asia.

Alexander is a British Citizen. He is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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