Richard Zereik has over 24 years of international experience. He has held senior management positions in organizations concerned with humanitarian emergencies, international, youth and community development and Higher education, including 13 years with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), three years at Concordia University and eight years at McGill University.
Richard is currently a member in the Committee of Experts in Risk Management and Security of the Observatoire canadien sur les crises et l’action humanitaires (OCCAH), a psychosocial support care unit focal point for MSF, and an international experiences Coach, Advisor & Mentor. He sits on the International Association of Student Affairs and Services’ (IASAS) Board of Management and is their Regional Coordinator for Canada. He is a member of the Advisory Committees of the Salon1861 and of La Présence QI (Quartier de l’innovation) and is a board member of the Impact Hub Montreal. He has worked in many countries around the world, including Guyana, Armenia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Sudan (Darfur), Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Western Kenya, Switzerland and the Netherlands.