Sakil Malik

Title: Vice president
Department: Global Development

Sakil Malik is World Learning’s vice president of global development. He has more than 20 years of experience working in international development and international project management, focused on education and development programs.

Malik assumed his current role as vice president in 2017. He previously served as World Learning’s democracy and governance program manager from 2002-2003. Prior to rejoining the organization, Malik served as director for the USAID-funded Reading within Reach (REACH) Project and Global Reading Network (GRN), which worked to improve the literacy of primary school children around the world. He has also served as a project director for Creative Associates International, managing literacy programs in Tanzania, Tajikistan, East Timor, Cambodia and India, in addition to Arabic programs throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Malik’s career also includes time as director of Global Operations at the International Reading Association, program coordinator for the Child Welfare League of America, and technical officer for CARE’s office in Bangladesh.

Malik earned an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland and an MA in economics from Aligarh University in India. He received a BA in commerce from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. He is also a certified project manager with CIPM, CMMP and MPM certifications.

Expertise: Global Program Management, Human Resource Development & Management, Global Program Development & Implementation, Global Education/Literacy Program, Democracy & Human Rights Issues