Mercy Malaysia, President

Dr Ahmad Faizal became the first representative from the Global South to be elected as the Chairperson of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) in 2015. As ICVA chair, he also sits on the IASC Principals, which is the highest direction and decision-making body in the humanitarian world where Dr. Faizal actively advocate on behalf of NGOs globally.

Dr. Ahmad Faizal has been President of MERCY Malaysia since August 2009. MERCY Malaysia is a prominent Southern International NGO with health-related programs being one of its main focus area. MERCY Malaysia is also a member of the Global Health Cluster (GHC).

Dr. Ahmad Faizal is a Respiratory Physician by training. He is also currently Acting Chair of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and previously sat on the Boards of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) and Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA).