Fyras Mawazini is the International Development Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE since the summer of 2023. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
With over 27 years of work experience mostly at the international level, Fyras began his career as the Middle East regional export manager for French companies in the eyewear business sector. He then spent over 15 years working for international NGOs in various countries in Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, he joined the Drosos Foundation, a Swiss Private Foundation, as the Country Director for Egypt. From 2016 to mid-2023, he served as the Regional Director for Morocco and Tunisia. His diverse assignments have allowed him to reside in numerous African countries and the MENA region, providing him with invaluable insights into societal transformations and developing important networks of partners.
Throughout his career, Fyras actively contributed to the dynamism of these networks and their role as agents of change. He provided support and guidance in the implementation of development programs that address social challenges, thereby actively participating in fostering positive social impact.