Jens Hinricher – Regional Representative (Southern Africa)

Jens has been involved with Vision Aid Overseas since October 2013, having served on the Board of Trustees for two years before becoming Vision Aid Overseas' Regional Representative (Southern Africa) based in Pretoria, South Africa. He has lived and worked overseas for a number of years and held a variety of senior appointments including General Counsel of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lusaka, Zambia and, lately, as the Head of Legal at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Jens is now in charge of developing Vision Aid Overseas network in Southern Africa and supporting the Executive and Country Directors. He also provides strategic programme advice to assist the Board of Trustees in aligning the Vision Aid Overseas strategy with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’ (IAPB) Africa Agenda and Vision 2020. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and was recently elected as a Member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).


To contact Jens please email [email protected]