Zeina Khalil Hajj

Executive Director, Greenpeace Mediterranean

Zeina is currently the Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean, a regional office for Greenpeace that operates in the Middle East and North Africa. She has 20 years of experience in creative campaigning, communications, political and policy development, fundraising, and public engagement and mobilisation on a global level.

Zeina is an activist by heart and has worked on social issues ranging from global electoral laws and environmental policies to dealing with war aftermath. She volunteered for Greenpeace when the organisation was first setting up offices in the Middle East, and became their spokesperson in the Arab World. For many years, she shaped Greenpeace’s global strategies and led many of its creative campaigns challenging global corporates within the electronics and textile industries, as well as global food companies. Zeina has a notorious laugh that can raise a smile on a rainy day in Amsterdam, where she lived for 12 years. Now she enjoys the sun of Istanbul.