Ethar ELTINAY, IYF Regional Director - Middle East & North Africa

Ms. Ethar is a public policy professional who has worked in public sector reform for over 12 years. She has been mentoring social enterprises and has a passion for social work. She brings to this position more than a wide range of experience in programme management, policy, advocacy, outreach, innovation for development, and multisectoral coordination.

Ms. Ethar holds a Master of Business in Human Resource from University of Wollongong Dubai, in addition, she is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in Public Policy at the University of Bath, specializing in Government Innovation.

  • Regional Stratigic Adviser, International Youth Federation 
  • Director of Innovation, AlMahdan
  • Partnerships Consultant, United Nations Development Programme 
  • Consultant, Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development
  • Consultant, Strategy Office of the Director General – Government of Dubai
  • Consultant, National Capability Building Office (UAE)
  • Assistant Manager- Policy and Programs, Ernst & Young
  • Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young

Entry in The IYF

IYF History
Regional Strategic Adviser, MENA (2019), Regional Director, MENA (2020 - ), Member, Executive Board (2020 - ).