Our Team

Meet the READO team that makes things happen, touching the lives of communities across Somalia with our impactful initiatives.

Abdullahi Abdirahman Ali

READO Executive Director

Email: Info@readosom.org


Ibrahim Kerow

Operations Director

Veteran Operations Director with 15+ years of project management mastery. Led diverse teams in  project implementation, fostering team collaboration. Holds a Business Management degree, PMP certified, and committed to ongoing professional growth.

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Beatriz Valbuena

Head of Programs

Beatriz is a Senior Program Manager with more than 20 years of experience, based in Kenya since 2013. She has worked in Somalia since 2015 with INSO, MSF, Solidarites International, Doctors of the World, Concern Worldwide, WFP and IOM. 


Mukhtar Jir

Finance Manager

Mukhtar is an experienced Finance Manager adept in strategy implementation, financial analysis, and process optimization. He has over 12 years experience, providing financial expertise. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, accounting diploma, and currently pursuing a master’s degree.

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Jelena Savic

Humanitarian Technical Advisor

Jelena boasts diverse experience in conflict zones and underdeveloped areas. With dual MAs in Cultural Policy and Social Psychology, plus a Peace Studies diploma, she’s led programs spanning elections, education, GBV, and more.

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Abdukadir Gaid Said

Protection Coordinator

Abdukadir Gaid Said, READO’s Protection Coordinator, brings vast experience in humanitarian and emergency programs in Somalia. With roles in organizations like INTERSOS and Trauma Counseling Center Organization, he’s held key positions focusing on Children Affected by Armed Conflict (CAAC) and GBV response. Abdukadir holds a bachelor’s in business administration and is pursuing a Master of Social Work, enhancing his expertise in the field.

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Hussein Mohamed Hassan

Project Manager

Hussein brings extensive experience in humanitarian, development, and emergency programs across diverse geographical areas. His roles with organizations like IOM and UN Women have focused on durable solutions, peacebuilding, and governance initiatives. With a master’s in Development Studies and a bachelor’s in business administration, Hussein is well-equipped to lead impactful projects.