Soha Ellaithy

Sr. Director, Strategic Foundation Partnerships, Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Soha has 20 years' experience in the development and humanitarian response sector. Since 2010, her work has focused on developing strategic partnerships that have led to the growth of Save the Children’s programs in a number of countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Before joining Save the Children, Soha worked with a number of multilateral and international organizations, including six years with UNHCR, where she held a number of roles, including managing UNHCR’s partnerships with implementing partners in South Iraq. Soha also spent considerable time in the private sector most notably working with McKinsey & Co to set up the first Directors Institute in the Middle East.

The role that stayed with her the most was working at the start of her career with the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, where she interviewed asylum seekers denied refugee status by UNHCR, helping them navigate the appeal process. Soha has a BSc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University.

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