Michael Young - International Alert

Michael Young

Michael Young
Former Chief Executive Officer

Mike was International Alert’s CEO from September 2019 to February 2021.

For two decades he has been working with people and communities dealing with the consequences of conflict and displacement.

Prior to Alert, he worked for four years with Mercy Corps on thought leadership and crisis analysis, alongside postings as Iraq Country Director, Middle East Regional Director and Regional Coordinator for Yemen.

He previously worked for over 18 years with the International Rescue Committee, as a field manager, technical adviser, Country Director, Regional Director and Senior Adviser on Strategy.

He began his career at the British Refugee Council in London working with refugees from the wars in the former Yugoslavia, before moving to Sarajevo to work with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies.