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Elhadj As Sy


Elhadj As Sy

As is the Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board and Former Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has extensive experience in leadership roles in the humanitarian sector, having previously served at a senior level with UNICEF, UNAIDS, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and others for more than 25 years.

Before joining the IFRC, As worked as UNICEF’s Director of Partnerships and Resource Development in New York. He has also served as UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa and Global Emergency Coordinator for the Horn of Africa. From 2005 to 2008, As was Director, HIV/AIDS Practice with the United Nations Development Programme in New York. Before that, he worked with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as its Africa Regional Director and later as Director of Operational Partnerships and Country Support in Geneva.

As is a graduate of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy, speaks English, French and German and is a national of Senegal.