Aleema Shivji

Executive Director, Humanity & Inclusion UK

With more than fifteen years of experience working in the field of disability, Aleema is particularly specialised in the inclusion of disabled and vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies. Originally a qualified physiotherapist, Aleema has worked with Humanity & Inclusion since 2005 across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean, in both crisis and post-crisis contexts. Having spent many years on the front lines of our work in various conflicts and disasters around the world, Aleema has real field experience and can offer expert insight. Before taking over as Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK in 2012, Aleema was Country Director for the organisation’s programme in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010.