Dr. Shereen El Feki

Regional Director for MENA

Shereen El Feki is Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at UNAIDS. She is the author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World(Penguin Random House), a groundbreaking study of sexuality and its intersection with politics, religion and culture across MENA.  Before joining UNAIDS, Shereen was a Regional Director with Promundo, where she led the International Men and Gender Equality Survey Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA), a pioneering study of men, masculinities and gender roles across seven countries in the region. Shereen has previously served as Vice-Chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and currently sits on the Chatham House Commission on Universal Health. She started her career as a Healthcare Correspondent with The Economist and presenter with Al Jazeera. Shereen is a molecular immunologist by training, with a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MPhil and PhD in molecular immunology from the University of Cambridge.