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Mike Penrose is the CEO of Action contre la Faim, an international NGO specialized in the fight against hunger including nutrition, water, food security, and health programs that are implemented in 40 countries worldwide .

He was previously the Humanitarian Director of Save the Children. With extensive experience in humanitarian aid and disaster management, Mike has supported major humanitarian interventions linked to the conflicts since his first mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His experience in emergency response and advisory missions covers more than 25 countries, including Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia.

Mike was also a consultant in the field of the risks associated with commercial crises within large companies and international organizations around the world and was a humanitarian advisor to the British government. He holds a Masters degree in Risk Management, Crises and Disaster.