Elhadj As Sy is the Secretary General of the IFRC. Mr. Sy has extensive leadership experience within the humanitarian sector, having served at a senior level with a number of UN agencies and international organizations.
Before joining the IFRC Mr. Sy was 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. Prior to this he was Director, HIV/AIDS Practice with the United Nations Development Programme in New York. He has also worked with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
A national of Senegal, My Sy speaks English, French and German. He holds an M.A. from the University of Graz, and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. He was also awarded a post graduate diploma in Education from the Ecole normale superieure in Dakar.