Suzanne Abdallah, Deputy Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Suzanne Abdallah is the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. She has over 10 years of experience developing, implementing and managing international development programs in the fields of democracy and governance, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and education. Prior to rejoining IFES, she worked at Management Systems International, managing M&E support contracts in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as education projects in Lebanon and Egypt. Abdallah previously worked in the Middle East and North Africa division at IFES for nearly six years, in both headquarters and in Cairo, Egypt, following the 2011 revolution. She is a fully-accredited Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections facilitator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University.