Aleema Shivji

Executive Director
Handicap International UK

Aleema Shivji is Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK. With more than fifteen years of experience working in the field of disability, Aleema is particularly an expert in the inclusion of disabled and vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies. Originally a qualified physiotherapist, since 2005 Aleema has worked with Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean, in crisis and post-crisis contexts. Before taking over as executive director of Humanity & Inclusion UK in 2012, Aleema was country director for the organisation’s programme in Haiti.