Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General,
Dr. Al Meraikhi was appointed as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in December 2019. In 2016, he was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon as his Humanitarian Envoy. Dr. Al Meraikhi’s experience includes work with the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Ambassador. Before his appointment, he joined the UN CERF-Advisory Group in 2013 and was elected the Vice-Chair in 2015. Between 2010 and 2016, he simultaneously served as the Founding Director of the International Development Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and as the Director-General of the Qatar Development Fund. In 2008, Dr. Al-Meraikhi began his association with charitable associations, serving as Vice Chairman of the Qatar Coordination Committee for Charity Associations. In 2011 he served as a member of the Executive Committee for the Education Above All Foundation. He also served as Vice Chairman for the Standing Committee for the rescue and relief work and humanitarian assistance in the affected areas of sisterly and friendly countries from 2010 until 2016. He holds a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.