Trustee from Jordan
Ahmad Alhendawi is the 10th Secretary General (CEO) of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), becoming the youngest to hold the position in the history of the world’s leading educational youth Movement which serves over 54 million members in 171 countries. Prior to his appointment, Alhendawi served as the first-ever UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.
Prior to that, he worked as Youth Policy Advisor at the League of Arab States; Team Leader at the World Bank-funded program to the Arab League on Institutional Development; Youth Programme Associate at the Iraq Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA); Emergency Programme Officer at Save the Children, and a Regional Consultant supporting the Danish Youth Council’s projects in the MENA region.
Alhendawi holds a master’s degree in Advanced European and International Relations from the Institut Européen (Nice, France) and a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan. He is a recipient of HM King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Order for Distinction. A Jordanian national, he studied and worked in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, France, Germany, Malaysia and the United States.
Mr Alhendawi's first term of office expires end July 2024