In response to the commencement of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Fadi Al-Dairi co-founded HIHFAD before leaving a career in finance in the UK to join the organisation’s task force and lead and establish the organogram. From its origins as a two-man team, HIHFAD has grown into a highly impactful organisation with over 1,100 employees and offices in the UK, Turkey, Syria and most recently in Yemen. It is also a founding member of the Syrian NGO Alliance (SNA), an umbrella for diaspora and local NGOs whose members delivers about 70% of aid to Syria.
Mr. Al-Dairi is a Steering Committee member in both SNA & the NGO Forum for North West Syria. Originally from the UK, with Syrian heritage, he is now based in Gaziantep, Turkey.