George Khalaf is Director, Middle East and North Africa. He was previously a Project Manager with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, which had seconded him to Synergos to manage the MENA Program.
Mr. Khalaf has advised leading multilateral organizations and corporations in the areas of strategy, multi-sector partnerships and business process re-engineering. He has extensive experience in several development sectors, including health, education, and conflict resolution. He has worked on a diversity of clients including the developing a business case for a global subsidy for antimalarial drugs; conducing an end-to-end business process re-engineering of UNICEF's work processes; advising the United Nations Development Programme's Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery on their organizational redesign; and designed a strategic partnership between a multilateral development agency and a multinational insurance company.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Mr. Khalaf worked in Accenture's Strategy Practice for three years, where he served a wide variety of companies, donor organizations, and public agencies in the United States, Middle East, and North Africa, concentrating on strategic planning and performance management issues. Prior to joining Accenture, Mr. Khalaf worked as a client relations' Director for a start-up company in Chennai, India. Mr. Khalaf holds a Masters in International Development from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and an under-graduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Swarthmore College. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.