Regional Manager , Middle East and North Africa Office
I joined GAIN as a consultant in February and as Regional Manager for MENA based in Cairo, Egypt from October 2009 til now. Prior to that, I was posted as senior technical advisor for salt iodization with WFP in Rome, nutrition officer with WHO East Mediterranean region in Cairo, and micronutrient advisor for the Micronutrient Intiative in Pakistan. Over more than 30 years, my focus was on public health nutrition and micronutrients beginning in Tunisia, my home country, then moving to countries in the MENA region, Sub Sahara Africa, Asia and the Caribbean’s. I was posted in several capacities with governments, NGOs and UN agencies in many countries including Morocco, USA, the Philippines, Haiti, Indonesia, Niger, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iran. I hold a master degree in nutrition sciences from MIT and a Doctorate in human nutrition from Tufty University School of Nutrition, USA.
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