Alex Angulo has worked in the field of humanitarian aid and development for 25 years, for some of the key agencies in relief, aid and development. Her areas of speciality have included disaster prevention, donor compliance, and sector-leading approaches to risk mitigation and governance.
Alex was appointed Interim Executive Director of Mercy Corps Europe in June 2020. She joined Mercy Corps in 2006 and worked both with the programmes and finance teams, before leading the Compliance, Governance & Risk function in Europe.
Prior to joining Mercy Corps, Alex started her career in the European Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) where she helped launch the ECHO Disaster Preparedness Programme covering the Andean countries, the Caribbean, South East Asia, and East Africa. She then joined the International Red Cross, working in their EU representation office in Brussels. Alex has field experience in Macedonia, Kosovo, and Serbia where she coordinated the management and reporting of the largest ECHO funded Red Cross programme during the Kosovo conflict.
Alex is a determined advocate of disciplined and challenging governance in the humanitarian sector, and detailed scrutiny and reform of risk and compliance mechanisms that support donor and wider public support.
Originally from Colombia, Alex lives now in Edinburgh with her family, where her support for Scottish rugby does not contradict her loyalty to Colombian football.