Sevda Gasimova

Position: Chief Humanitarian Officer

Biography

Mrs. Gasimova is the Global Sales Director of the Zingali Acoustics and Director of Europe and Middle East office of Cuz Tech Inc. She has started her career at the Center for International and Strategic Studies at the age of 19 and worked in different sectors and responsibilities. Mrs. Gasimova looks back at over eighteen years of experience in international relations and humanitarian interventions including policy development, programming, analytical and strategic planning, as well as resource mobilization with the UN (UN Migration Geneva, FAO HQ), the Civil Society Organizations, and has extensive experience with the private sector in the field of renewable energy, and Technology.

Mrs. Gasimova is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Yemen Rescue Organization, the Myway Aid Ghana, and the Geneva Nations Institute and actively supports innovative practices for development to a broader spectrum of issues and domains.

By joining the HHERF family in the role of Chief Humanitarian Officer, along with her main responsibilities, she will help the team to develop strategies to meet fundraising goals, foster partnerships and utilize her extensive network to catalyze energies for knowledge sharing and cross-fertilization.

She holds a BA (Hons) Diploma in International Relations and a master’s degree in Human Development and Food Security. She is fluent in Azerbaijani, English, Italian, Turkish and Russian languages.

A dedicated mother of two daughters and currently residing in Rome, Italy she is passionate about helping others and an eager and enthusiastic team member.