Pilar Gimeno Sarciada is the Head of the Protection of the Civilian Population Unit at the ICRC since 2018. She joined the ICRC in 2008, working both in the field (Afghanistan, Yemen, Colombia, Congo and Cameroon) and at headquarters. She focuses on the experience of populations affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence and the strengthening of humanitarian responses to mitigate civilian harm, notably in the context of the conduct of hostilities, internal displacement, migration and urban violence.
Previously, Pilar worked for Transparency International, UN Women and Amnesty International. She has a degree in Political Science (Universidad Complutense, Madrid and Sciences Po, Paris) and holds a Master degree in Economic History (London School of Economics) and an MPhil in Political Economy (Universidad Complutense, Madrid).