Philip Briggs, Senior Manager, Global Office Operations


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Philip joined the Center in 2016. He is responsible for providing support and guidance to the Center’s operations departments globally and serve as the primary point of contact between NY and global operations staff.

Prior to joining the Center, Philip worked as the Global Operations Officer for Relief International, serving as the principal lead on operations systems management and compliance in the Middle East and Africa, and on the development and training of new procurement, travel, inventory management and information management policies. He also served as the Operations Manager, and subsequently the Country Director, for RI in Jordan, overseeing all operational and programmatic aspects of the organization in the country. Philip also served as the Country Representative for the United States Institute of Peace in Iraq, implemented democracy and governance programs for the Center for International Private Enterprise in Egypt and Jordan, and improved the capacities of small enterprises and farmer associations in Egypt for a number of consultancy firms.

Philip began his career in Egypt as a part-time researcher at the Agha Khan Foundation and ACDI/VOCA, and holds a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University in Cairo. Philip is fluent in Arabic.