George Ibrahim Farhat, Director Planning Finance and Accountability

As Director of Planning, Finance and Accountability, George Ibrahim Farhat is responsible for planning and managing UNAIDS’ financial resources for maximum effectiveness, efficiency and impact, ensuring the integrity of resource planning and financial management policies, procedures and infrastructure, implementing appropriate risk management, oversight and control mechanisms and performance measurement, monitoring and reporting on resource utilization.

Mr Farhat’s previous assignments with UNAIDS include Team Leader, Finance, Senior Finance Officer and Finance and Administrative Officer. Prior to UNAIDS, Mr Farhat worked as a Finance and Budget Officer with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Vienna, Austria, and in Gaza.

Mr Farhat holds a master of business administration and a bachelor of arts degree in management and accounting from Webster University.