Sanj Srikanthan is Senior Vice President Europe, and Executive Director UK, at the International Rescue Committee. He leads the IRC’s work in Europe to drive for durable solutions to the crisis of global displacement, including the resettlement of refugees, and addressing root causes of conflict, fragility and poverty. Sanj has worked in over 8 countries in response to both natural disasters, like the Haiti earthquake and Ebola outbreak, as well as complex conflict related emergencies in northern Syria, Mali and South Sudan. As the former Emergency Field Director, he has been at the forefront of some of the most challenging responses that IRC has mounted, and supports initiatives to reform humanitarian response, in order to improve impact and effectiveness of the aid sector. Prior to joining the IRC, Sanj served as a British Army Officer for 7 years.