An international professional with specialization in development and humanitarian issues. Naseem-ur- Rehman brings a wealth of leadership skills and management expertise to the position. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a pivotal role in further strengthening the organizational transformational agenda and in realizing IKF’s mission and achieving its goals.
Prior to his appointment with IKF, Mr. Rehman served UNICEF for 29 years in management positions with UNICEF Country Offices in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Yemen. He has proven experience in the development and humanitarian work, including disasters and emergency related relief and rehabilitation work in the field of programming, information, advocacy, social mobilization, communications and fundraising.
As Chief Spokesperson of UNICEF at the country level, Mr. Rehman gave numerous live interviews on emergency and development issues to the leading national and international media including news papers, TV news channels such as CNN, BBC and UN Radio. He has played a key role in advancing the Rights of the Child and empowerment of women through building partnerships with civil society, NGOs, development partners, public and private sector in South Asia and Middle East.
Mr. Rehman obtained his Master’s degree in Sociology from Panjab University in 1974. During his professional career he went to Cornell University and John Hopkins to receive specialized trainings in Communications and public health.