Rihab Babiker is the Former Associate Director of Finance and Operations for the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development. She led the program’s financial, operational and contractual activities, oversaw the Center’s financial health, and was involved in strategic planning.
Prior to joining the Growth Lab, Rihab spent a decade at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in different countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, and Tanzania. She held a series of financial positions of increasing responsibilities in financial reporting and management and was heavily involved with mapping business process to financial policies. Her last position was the financial advisor to the Country Director of WFP’s Yemen office, where she was responsible for monitoring four projects with a combined budget of $250 million. There she developed tools to analyze and report on financial and supply chain data that were used by senior management for daily operational planning and for long-term strategic setting.
Rihab holds a Masters in Managerial Finance from The Arab Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Studies and a BA in Finance and Banking from Al alBayt University.
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