CEO

Raymond Asfour

Raymond is the founder and CEO of Expectation State. He is responsible for business strategy and oversight.

Prior to Expectation State, Raymond’s career focused on supporting governments in Emerging States on behalf of a wide range of donors including DFID, FCO, EU, UN, Danida, and the US. He has worked extensively throughout South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, designing, implementing, and evaluating programmes and funding instruments aimed at enhancing state stability, including through private sector engagement.

In addition to his role at Expectation State, Raymond is a Senior Deployable Civilian Expert for the UK Government Stabilisation Unit, a board trustee of the Centre on Religion and Global Affairs and CRGA USA, and sits on the board of the Lebanon Rugby Union Federation.

Raymond’s country experience includes: Afghanistan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.