Mr. Ashraf El Nour has been the IOM Regional Director Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa from January 2013 to present. Prior to this he held the position of the Regional Representative for East and Central Africa, from December 2007 to current.
Prior to his posting in Nairobi, Mr. El Nour served as the Special Assistant in the office of the IOM Director General in Geneva, Switzerland from February 2006 to August 2007. Senior Advisor, UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) on secondment from IOM. (February 2001 – January 2006). IOM Regional Advisor for Africa/Middle East (2000 – 2001), IOM Deputy Regional Advisor (1998- 1999), Programme Officer/Coordinator in Geneva, (1995- 1998) Senior Operations/Programme Coordinator (1994- 1995) IOM Operations Officer in Mozambique (1993- 1994), IOM Iraq, Operations Officer/Coordinator (1992 – 1993). He has also held the positions of Assistant Logistics Coordinator (1990 – 1991) and Administration and Support Officer at Care International Sudan (1989 – 1991)