Aleema is passionate about building a more inclusive, equitable world through fighting inequality and changing systems. She has 20+years of strategic and operational experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors in Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean.
She is currently the Executive Director of Impact and Investment at Comic Relief, a Member of Council at the University of Sussex, a non-executive Director for The People Who Share, and a member of the Steering Committee of Groundbreakers, a network of UK-based female charity chief executives promoting female leadership in the charity sector.
She was also a Founding Trustee of the Start Network, a membership-body and funder working to transform the humanitarian aid system. Originally a physiotherapist, she also holds a Masters in International Relations.