Senait Gebregziabher has recently joined Plan International Bangladesh as country director, Plan said in a statement yesterday.
An Ethiopian na-tional, Gebregziabher has had an illustrious career in development and humanitarian field over the past two decades. She has extensive experience of managing complex and large-scale programmes in Africa and Asia.
She has served in a number of senior positions with Save the Children in Ethiopia, Uganda, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka, she has led the humanitarian response to the 2005 tsunami and the escalation of conflict in Sri Lanka in 2006-2009. She has also worked for the World Bank on gender and land rights issues as a consultant.
Her latest assignment was with Oxfam in Somalia as country director, according to the statement.
Gebregziabher looks forward to working closely with the government as well as local and international development organisations and having a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children of Bangladesh.