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Our Team

Executive Team

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Director General

Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi

Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi

Deputy Director General

Seta Tutundjian

Seta Tutundjian

Director of Programs

Director General and Deputy Director General Office

Mrs. Dima Al-Kahhale

Mrs. Dima Al-Kahhale

Executive Assistant

Ms. Diletta Ciolina

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning(MEL) Specialist

Directorate of Programs

Mrs. Amal A. Magzoub

Mrs. Amal A. Magzoub

Section Head, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization Section, Proposal Development Specialist

Dr. R. K. Singh

Dr. R. K. Singh

Section Head, Program Leader on Crop Diversification and Genetics, Principal Scientist - Plant Breeding

Dr. Khalil Ammar

Dr. Khalil Ammar

Program Leader, Sustainable Natural Resources Management, Principal Scientist - Hydrology/Hydrogeology

Dr. Asad Sarwar Qureshi

Dr. Asad Sarwar Qureshi

Senior Scientist - Water and Irrigation Management

Dr. Aziz Karimov

Head of the Regional office for Central Asia and South Caucasus

Dr. Rashid Mbaziira

Dr. Rashid Mbaziira

Senior Scientist in Marginal Water Management

Dr. Ahmed H. El-Naggar

Soil Management Scientist

Dr. Ali Elbattay

Dr. Ali Elbattay

Senior Scientist - Remote Sensing and Drones Technology

Mr. Rashyd Zaaboul

Mr. Rashyd Zaaboul

Modeler - Climate Change

Dr. Mohammad Shahid

Dr. Mohammad Shahid

Geneticist

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Plant Physiologist

Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra

Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra

Halophyte Agronomist

Ms. Evelyn T. Gope

Project Officer

Ms. Norah Tapera

Associate in Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

Dr. Tesfaye Ertebo Mohammad

Dr. Tesfaye Ertebo Mohammad

Project Officer

Dr. Prashant Vikram

Dr. Prashant Vikram

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Breeder

Dr. Botir Khaitov

Dr. Botir Khaitov

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Kennia Brum Doncato

Dr. Kennia Brum Doncato

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Halophyte Scientist

Ms. Arzoo Malhotra

Ms. Arzoo Malhotra

GIS Specialist

Dr. Hayatullah Ahmadzai

Post-doctoral Fellow: Socio-economic Scientist

Dr. Sumitha Thushar

Dr. Sumitha Thushar

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Genetic Resources Scientist

Dr. Hifzur Rahman

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Plant Molecular Biology

Dr. Zied Hammami

Dr. Zied Hammami

Halophyte Agronomist

Ms. Zharkynai Ashirbekova

Ms. Zharkynai Ashirbekova

Administrative Assistant

Kaleem Ul Hassan Naeem

Mr. Kaleem Ul Hassan Naeem

Laboratory Technician

Mr. Muhammad Rahman Shah

Mr. Muhammad Rahman Shah

Farm Machinery Operator

Mr. Saif Ul Islam Mehrab

Mr. Saif Ul Islam Mehrab

Field & Forage Crops Technician

Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam

Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam

Irrigation Technician

Senior Fellows

Dr. Abdullah Alshankiti

Dr. Abdullah Alshankiti

Senior Fellow

Dr. Kristina Toderich

Dr. Kristina Toderich

Plant Scientist

Directorate of Corporate Services

Mrs. Irene Galang Bolus

Mrs. Irene Galang Bolus

Head of Finance and Facility Operations

Mr. Abdumutalib Begmuratov

Mr. Abdumutalib Begmuratov

Head, Knowledge Management and Communications Section

Nadya Alamodi

Senior Administrative Assistant/Translator

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Facility Supervisor

IT Specialist

Mr. Ahmad Karim

IT Specialist

Abdul Khalid

Mr. Abdul Khalid Jalal Khan

Senior Officer-Project Accounting

Ms. Alice Soliman

Ms. Alice Soliman

Senior Officer - General Accounting

Mrs. Febin Shams

HR Officer

Ms. Shayne V. Salvador

Project Accountant

Mr. Mohy Eldin

Mr. Mohy Eldin

Senior Officer-Admin/Government Relations

Ms. Saida Keldieva

Finance and Administration Officer (Central Asia and South Caucasus Regional Office)

Mr. Ghazi Jawad Al-Jabri

Mr. Ghazi Jawad Al-Jabri

Capacity Building Specialist

Ms. Mai Shalaby

Ms. Mai Shalaby

Curator of Emirates Soil Museum

Knowledge Hub Specialist

Mr. Sherzod Kosimov

Knowledge Hub Specialist

Mr. Showkat Nabi Rather

Mr. Showkat Nabi Rather

Journalism and Media Outreach Specialist

Mr. Jerson Manalac

Mr. Jerson Manalac

Storekeeper

Mr. Shahzad Ansari

Mr. Shahzad Ansari

Senior Assistant - General Maintenance