Aleema Shivji Executive Director, Handicap International UK

Aleema Shivji is Director of Handicap International UK. With more than fifteen years of experience working in the field of disability, Aleema is particularly an expert in the inclusion of disabled and vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies. Originally a qualified physiotherapist, since 2005 Aleema has worked with Handicap International across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean, in crisis and post-crisis contexts. Before taking over as Executive Director of Handicap International UK in 2012, Aleema was Country Director for the organisation’s programme in Haiti.