With over 25 years experience in the private and public sectors, Linda Merieau holds a wealth of experience in communications, cross sector partnerships and management. Her career spans the private sector, international organizations and not-for-profit entities. She has instigated a number of global and local advocacy and fundraising campaigns on issues such as access to water, mental health, girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Mrs Merieau is also a published author on corporate social responsibility.
In November 2013, she was appointed as Executive Director by the Board of the Association of Professional Interior Designers to oversee the renewal of this society. In April 2013, she instigated a project to support young professional women in the UAE through a career mentoring program, The LINK, which she continues to lead today. Her career highlights include establishing UNHCR’s global corporate partnership program and the overseeing the world-wide advocacy and communications campaign for World Health Day in 2001. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mrs. Merieau was Head of Partnership Development at the World Economic Forum between 1996 and 1999. Her early career was spent at various private sector companies.