Hichem Khadhraoui is the Executive Director at CIVIC. He has nearly two decades of experience in the field of civilian protection, including as a Senior Field Manager and Head of Protection for Near and Middle East at the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and Director of Programmes and Field Operations at Geneva Call. Hichem has worked in a number of conflict-affected setting including Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chad, and Yemen.

Hichem holds two master’s degrees; one in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and one in International Law and European Law from the University Paul Cezanne in France, underscoring his expertise in advancing the protection of civilians.