A native of Dublin, Ireland, Alan Glasgow has spent more than 20 years supporting aid and development initiatives across the globe.
As Mercy Corps’ regional director for Asia, Alan is based in Vietnam and leads programming and operations in south and east Asia — more than £78 million worth of development initiatives helping people build better lives across seven countries.
Alan first joined the organisation in 2009, and has also served as country director for Greece, director of the European migration response in Greece and the Balkans, and a programme development manager for the Middle East.
In his work with Mercy Corps, he enjoys the people, team spirit, friendships and opportunity to drive change. He feels a responsibility to forge a shared humanity, one in which everyone who needs help is supported regardless of where they are from.
Before joining Mercy Corps Alan worked for the International Rescue Committee in New York City and Sierra Leone, and as director of global business development for GOAL. He also supported the Chernobyl response.
Alan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Leicester and his master’s from University College Dublin. He also attended Harvard Executive Business School.
He enjoys spending his free time with his two children, listening to music, and collecting what he calls “foolishly expensive” whiskey.