Hisham is the Executive Director for India and Child Protection at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the world’s largest philanthropy focussed on children. CIFF’s portfolio in India includes maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, tackling child slavery and exploitation. Hisham started his career in the private sector, working for 15 years in sales, marketing and consulting, before switching to the development sector in 2009. He has worked at the Government of India’s National AIDS Control Programme where he headed up the national condoms division. He then set up the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations in India to drive free knowledge through projects like Wikipedia in South Asia.