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Secretary-General Appoints Reda Bendahmane Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Engagement

The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC), H.E. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, announced today his decision to appoint Mr Reda Bendahmane, of Morocco, as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Engagement.

Mr Bendahmane is a human resource professional with over 15 years of experience at the international level, both with international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Following a junior career in consulting and investment banking in France and the United Kingdom, Mr Bendahmane served in various humanitarian and development organisations active across the Global South. From 2012, he successively served with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and the International Medical Corps (IMC). A graduate of Al-Akhawayn University in Ifran with a degree in Human Resources Development, he is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.

On accepting this appointment at the OEC, Mr Bendahmane expounded on his motivation in joining the Organisation, stating:

“I have been keen to join the OEC for two main reasons: the first being that I found myself nodding in agreement with every word describing the OEC’s vision and objectives, which made this a rare and precious opportunity where my ethics of conviction and ethics of responsibility could be effortlessly aligned. The second is that, while tracing the timeline of the heroic efforts that led to the birth of the OEC, I developed sincere esteem for the personal and professional qualities of the Secretary-General. It is therefore a personal honour to be appointed to his Cabinet, and be part of this most admirable leadership and journey. I look forward to contributing my skills and experience to ensure the success of the OEC’s vision”.

In his new capacity at the OEC, Mr Bendahmane heads the Bureau of Human Resources Engagement (HRE) and serves in the Cabinet of the Secretary-General.