Sobhi brings along almost 2 decades of experience across the private sector, public sector, academic and NGO sectors. He has held various positions and served over 70 organizations. The focus of his work has been diversity & inclusion, strategy and innovation, storytelling and communications. In addition to his role at Oxford HR, Sobhi gives Diversity and Inclusion courses for diversity officers and hiring managers at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He also manages a program at the Digital Society School about systematic change and public values.
Among the organizations Sobhi has worked for and consulted for are: UNRWA, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, DW, Oxfam Novib, Al-Jazeera, Netflix, European Center for Journalism and many more.
Sobhi is a Regional Specialist for Het Actiefond, a Dutch organization which gives funding to activists. He is also on the board of directors of Hoop, a theatre of oppressed organization and on the chairman of the Dutch branch for 7amleh, a Palestinian based organization focused on digital rights in Palestine and the MENA region.
As to his educational background Sobhi hold a B.Sc in Psychology from Derby University (UK) and M.A in Human Rights & Conflict Management from Sant’Anna University (Italy). His theses discuss aspects on gender, media and power structures.
With his studies and collaboration with different, Sobhi can listen well to the needs of hiring organizations, while keeping in mind the lenses of diversity and inclusion.
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I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action.
I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board
Deborah Clayton Hatfield
Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action
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Director for Programme Development, BRAC International
Assistant Director General, GGGI
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