Carlos E. Mejia

Director, Humanitarian Programs & Policy

Carlos Mejia is Oxfam America’s Director of Humanitarian Programs and Policy, with over 25 years of experience leading programs and teams to effect strategic aid worldwide. He has done recent collaborative work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build their local humanitarian leadership initiative.

Before joining Oxfam, Carlos served as Emergency Senior Lead for Save the Children.  He has spent time in numerous conflict and disaster areas including South Sudan, Colombia, Ethiopia, China, Kosovo, and Yemen. Carlos was the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York. He also worked for the Jesuit Refugee Service and American Friends Service Committee.

Carlos received his BAs in Theology and Philosophy and an MA in Theology from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. He has numerous publications to his credit including Amor y Gracia; A Theological Approach to the Humanitarian Crisis of Displaced Communities in Colombia and Mapmakers of Life, a basic manual for humanitarian workers, among others.