Graham has been the Regional CEO of Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa (AKFEA) since May 2017. He is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation delivers quality programs in fulfilling its mission of changing the lives of the communities served in the region and working on alliances and fundraising with AKDN colleagues. He was previously the Senior Vice-President in charge of global programs at Pact Inc., USA.
Graham has over 25 years’ experience working with vulnerable populations in Afghanistan, Cambodia, DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. He has a wealth of expertise in areas of humanitarian assistance, education, health, specifically HIV prevention, livelihoods, gender, economic reconstruction, resource management, change management in a variety of contexts, extensive strategic planning knowledge, effective fundraising from statutory, trusts and public sources and working in partnerships and alliances.
In addition, Graham has impacted development globally through publications, the media, and senior representational work with governments, the United Nations and academic institutions. He founded the Locus initiative while at Pact. Graham likes to read (and write). His current personal goal is to detox from the digital space more often than not.