Intissar Hemim accumulates many years of experience in the field of international development, within projects financed by multiple donors in Morocco, in the MENA and Gulf region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in Haiti. She has solid knowledge in areas such as local governance and capacity building of local actors mainly women, Economic growth, and conflict resolution. She notably held positions as project manager, grants and monitoring and evaluation manager, internal auditor, and development manager between 2006 and 2018. She also carried out consulting mandates in external project evaluation, and trained good number of beneficiaries in the management of development projects, conflict management, and the prevention of extremism.

Ms. Hemim has been working at the McGill University Health Center since December 2018, where she currently holds the position of Planning, Programming and Research Officer in the Human Resources, Legal Affairs and Communications Directorate. She is passionate about the areas of economic development, local governance, and best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion, and sees them as important means for reconstruction and lasting peace, particularly in countries affected by conflict.

Born in Paris, Intissar graduated from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco with a bachelor’s degree in international studies, and an MBA in international management from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She also holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by the ESSEC business School. She is fluent in French, English and Arabic, with notions in Spanish.