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
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.