Su’ad Jarbawi, Regional Director, Middle East

Su’ad Jarbawi

Su’ad Jarbawi serves as Middle East Regional Director at Mercy Corps. Over the course of her career, she has held numerous leadership positions, earning a reputation for leading teams that deliver effective and innovative solutions to help fragile communities build lasting resilience.

Jarbawi joined Mercy Corps in 2003. She has served as Programme Manager in Sudan (2004), Head of Office in Haiti (2010 - 2012), Team Leader within the Global Emergencies Team in Yemen, Mali, CAR and Syria (2012 – 2014) and Country Director in Iraq (2014-2017). In 2007 she returned to her home country, Palestine, where she advised on municipal development projects and subsequently served in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Jarbawi holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from Earlham College. She can speak to you about global affairs with passion in English, Arabic or French.