Head of Programme, Middle East and North Africa
Alexander Leirfall is a Senior Adviser at NOREF. Prior to joining NOREF, he worked as a Senior Adviser on Security Policy and NATO Affairs in the International Department of the Norwegian Parliament. His previous work experience includes diplomatic postings in the Middle East and Afghanistan with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a posting as Protection Delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza. He is a fluent Arabic speaker and holds a Masters degree in Public Management from the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.