Abbas Gullet set to retire as Kenya Red Cross Secretary General


Abbas Gullet set to retire as Kenya Red Cross Secretary General
File Photo of Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Dr. Abbas Gullet.

In Summary

  • The announcement was made by KRCS Governor Dr. Mohamud Said during a staff meeting on Thursday afternoon.
  • Dr. Said announced that Dr. Gullet will be succeeded by Dr. Asha Mohammed who has been serving as Deputy Secretary General in charge of Programs and the Global Fund effective January 1, 2020.

Long-serving Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Secretary General Dr. Abbas Gullet is set to retire from his post at the end of his contract on December 31, 2019.

Speaking during a staff meeting on Thursday afternoon, KRCS Governor Dr. Mohamud Said announced that Dr. Gullet will be succeeded by Dr. Asha Mohammed who has been serving as Deputy Secretary General in charge of Programs and the Global Fund effective January 1, 2020.

“In his remarks, Dr. Mohamud thanked Dr. Gullet for his long-standing service acknowledging how far he had brought the organization from one that was in debt of Ksh.35 million in 2001 when he took over and now stands at about Ksh.10 billion,” read a statement to newsrooms.

The KRCS Governor further added that: “Abbas has always believed in leading from the front not just when we were managing a disaster but even in where the organization needed to go, and we are grateful for his service.”

On his part, Dr. Gullet thanked KRCS for their support and dedication during his 18-year tenure, adding that he remains a part of the family even as he departs.

“I joined the Red Cross family in 1973, I have worked for the past 45 years, this will always be my family and you can count on me to show up when you need me as I will remain a volunteer,” said the outgoing Secretary General.

His successor, Dr. Asha Mohammed, has previously worked as Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Regional Delegation for Souther Africa Region in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“It is a great honor to have been selected to take over the role of Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross. I have been privileged to have worked closely with Dr. Abbas Gullet and shared in the vision he had for the organization and one we have worked with,” she stated.

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