Dr. Muhammad Musa is the executive director of BRAC. He has an extensive background in leading humanitarian, social development, and public health organizations in international, cross-cultural settings. A medical doctor and public health specialist, he has specialized training in maternal and child nutrition and disaster management.
Before joining BRAC, he worked for 32 years with CARE International as one of its senior international management professionals. Twenty of those years were spent working in Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and the Asia region.
He has extensive experience in strategic leadership, governing board management, executive-level management of large-scale operations, and humanitarian and social development program management. He specializes in people management, leadership development, conflict resolution, and organizational change management. He also has a proven track record in effective external relationship management, marketing, brand-building, communications, and fundraising for humanitarian and development projects. He has been successful in bringing about convergence of philanthropic approaches and entrepreneurial methodologies to create sustainable development programming that achieves impact on a large scale.
In the professional field, Musa has established a reputation for leading complex organizational change processes in multicultural settings. In addition, he is known for his unique ability to attract and develop young professionals into humanitarian and social development leaders. He is also an internationally recognized senior management trainer and experienced coach.