OUR STEERING COMMITTEE

We have brought together multinational organizations, UN agencies and representatives from Yemen’s private sector in a unique partnership to support the response to COVID-19 in Yemen. Our Steering Committee provides overall strategic direction to IICY, helping to ensure that our support and contributions meet the needs of authorities on the ground.

Nabil Hayel Saeed Anam

Nabil Hayel Saeed Anam

Managing Director, HSA Yemen

Nabil Hayel Saeed Anam is the Managing Director of Hayel Saeed Anam Yemen (HSA Yemen), Yemen’s largest and leading company, and a Board Member of HSA Group, the family-owned conglomerate established in Yemen in 1938 and today one of the largest multinational businesses based in the Middle East. Nabil has worked in in senior executive roles across the Group and was formerly Chief Executive of NATCO. In addition to leading HSA Yemen’s 50+ operating companies and 16,000-person strong operations, Nabil is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s ongoing programme of capital investment and humanitarian relief in Yemen, supporting communities and socioeconomic development across the country.

Altaf Musani

Altaf Musani

WHO Representative in Yemen

Mr Altaf Musani, graduate of the prestigious Emory University in the US, began his public health emergencies’ career as Field Manager for International Medical Corps (IMC) in 1995. This stint was soon followed by a research fellow position with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after these roles, Mr Musani began his illustrious WHO career in 1999, as a Field Officer in Afghanistan. He then continued to support the MENA region as Chief of Operations in Pakistan, followed by a Regional Adviser position at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean based in Cairo, where he focused on emergency preparedness and humanitarian action, building country capacity in the Region. After this post, he was promoted to the Directorship position of the WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health and Risk Reduction in Tunis. Furthering his passion for humanitarian work, Mr Musani was nominated Deputy Representative of WHO in Iraq, and was later confirmed as the WHO Representative in Iraq where he successfully served almost 6 years. Mr Musani was appointed to the post of WHO Representative in Yemen at the end of October 2018. With over two decades of humanitarian experience in tow, Mr Musani’s work spans global, regional and local levels of the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently, as the WHO Representative in Yemen, he has been placed in charge of the Organization;s largest mission, managing over 300 staff across all offices and 6 hubs/offices in Yemen, Amman and Djibouti.

Niels Hougaard

Niels Hougaard

Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area & Cluster Leader Sales Management Greater Middle East & Afri

Niels Hougaard is the Managing Director of Tetra Pak Arabia Area and Cluster Leader Sales Management for the Greater Middle East & Africa region.

He started his career with Tetra Pak in 1996 as product manager and has since held a number of high senior management positions in processing, business development and account management at Tetra Pak in Denmark, Switzerland, GCC and finally Saudi Arabia.

Niels holds a M.Sc in dairy science and technology from Dalum Dairy College, an E-MBA from Copenhagen Business School and various certificates from IMD Business School, University of St. Gallen and Columbia Business School.

Abu Bakir Salim Baebed

Abu Bakir Salim Baebed

Head of the Yemen Private Sector Cluster and Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Abu Bakir has significant cross-sectoral business experience within Yemen and the region and is Vice President of the Federation of Yemen Chambers of Commerce.

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