Mohammad Al-Khafaji

Board member, Health Performance Council of South Australia

Mohammad Al-Khafaji is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at SBS, and the former CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA).

Born in Iraq, Mohammad came to Australia in 2003, via Syria, as a refugee at the age of 13.

Mohammad lived in Iran and Syria and speaks Arabic and Farsi. He completed a Bachelor of Software Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2012.

He had served on the AdStandards community panel and the Federal Government’s Multicultural Framework Review Reference panel, and the Medical Research Future Fund Consumer Reference Panel. He is currently a member of the Health Performance Council of South Australia and DFAT’s Council for Australia Arab Relations.

Mohammad’s personal experiences as a former refugee and as a migrant also means he can uniquely relate to so many issues facing multicultural communities. He is passionate about multicultural communities.

Mohammad was awarded the South Australian Governor’s Multicultural Award for Youth Achievement in 2012 and was a finalist in the 2018 SA Young Australian of the Year Awards.

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