Nigeria board

Fatoumata Diouf.

Fatoumata Diouf (Chair)

As Sightsavers’ regional director for West Africa, Fatoumata supports the organisation’s programmes in 14 countries across west and central Africa. She is based in Senegal, and has spent more than a decade working for the commercial and INGO sectors in areas including alternative care, family strengthening, health, education, gender and disability inclusion.

She has extensive experience supporting programmes in emergency contexts and fragile countries, and has worked on post-Ebola recovery projects in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Fatoumata holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University and an MBA from the University of Paris I: Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Sunday Isiyaku.

Sunday Isiyaku

Sunday is Sightsavers’ country director for Nigeria and Ghana. He holds a PhD in zoology from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Nigeria and has more than 28 years’ experience in international development, mainly focused on health and disability.

He has extensive programme management experience and played a major role in expanding the treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) from a single-focus disease to an integrated programme for five diseases in seven states across Nigeria.

Susan Pieri.

Susan Pieri

Susan has worked for Sightsavers since 2012 and is currently head of institutional funding for West and Central Africa. From 2012 to 2020, she played a significant role in growing and diversifying institutional income, increasing revenue from £10 million to about £50 million a year. During 2021, she had responsibility for the overall programme operations and delivery of the UK aid-funded Inclusive Futures disability inclusive development programme.

Prior to her role at Sightsavers, she spent more than 10 years at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in policy, programme and corporate roles, including a posting to Malawi.

Mark Ramsden.

Mark Ramsden

Mark is the director of governance, legal and assurance at Sightsavers, based in the UK office. In his current role he oversees global security, regulatory compliance, safeguarding and risk management among other matters. Prior to joining Sightsavers, he enjoyed a long and varied career working for the UK Civil Service.

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