Simon O'Connell

Executive Director of global organisation Mercy Corps

Simon O’Connell is Mercy Corps Europe’s Executive Director and manages the organisation’s work in over 40 countries around the world. He focuses on fostering new partnerships and private sector investment in highly fragile environments, and he leads the exploration of new alliances in an ever-transforming international humanitarian and development sector.

Simon has worked in more than 20 countries around the world and has a specific in-depth knowledge of the political, humanitarian and social context of large parts of the African continent.