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Khalil Sayyad Hilario

Khalil Sayyad Hilario
Security risk management consultant

Khalil Sayyad Hilario is a security risk management consultant at Open Briefing. Khalil began his career working as an investigative journalist in Palestine uncovering Israeli war crimes. After being kidnapped, he moved into the humanitarian sector, and was, until 2014, the deputy logistics director for Médecins sans Frontières. He also previously served as MSF’s country director in Iraq, programs director in Haiti, and logistics coordinator in Ivory Coast, Sudan, and DR Congo. In the last six years, he has focussed on security risk management, and has supported journalists, human rights defenders, and humanitarians in the Central African Republic, DR Congo, Burundi, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Kenya, Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and the Balkans. Khalil is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, and currently lives in France.

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