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Simon O’Connell, Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Executive director

Simon O’Connell, Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Executive director

Biography

With over two decades of experience working in international relief and development in a wide array of different countries and contexts, Simon is an experienced and entrepreneurial leader. He has been Executive Director of Mercy Corps’ European entity since early 2015 and oversees a global portfolio of programmes supported by the organisation’s European partners. Simon also spearheads Mercy Corps’ global partnerships and influence team and strategy, focusing on – amongst others – The Gulf and China. Passionate about promoting equitable access to opportunity and catalysing positive change, Simon’s main areas of expertise are in setting strategy, leading teams and fostering partnership; particularly new partnership models in fragile environments.

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