Dr. Musa is the executive director of BRAC. He has an extensive background in leading humanitarian, social development, and public health organizations in international, cross-cultural settings. A medical doctor and a public health specialist, he has specialized training in maternal and child nutrition and disaster management. Before joining BRAC, he worked for 32 years with CARE International as one of its senior international management professionals. He spent 20 of those years working in Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and the Asia region.
He has long experience in strategic leadership, governing board management, executive-level management of large-scale operations, and humanitarian and social development program management. He specializes in management, leadership development, conflict resolution, and organizational change management. He also has a proven track record in effective external relationship management, marketing, brand-building, communications, and fundraising for humanitarian and development projects, and has worked at the convergence of philanthropic approaches and entrepreneurial methodologies in creating sustainable development programming for achieving impact at large scale. In the professional field, he is known for leading complex organizational change processes in multicultural settings. He is also known for his unique ability to attract and develop young professionals into humanitarian and social development leaders. He is also an internationally recognized senior management trainer and an experienced coach.