Who We Are

Our People

Our staff members (approximately 135) and consultants are drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including academia, civil society, diplomacy and media. Crisis Group staff are based all over the world and cover some 70 actual and potential conflicts.

Leadership

Comfort Ero

President & CEO
Comfort Ero

Richard Atwood

Executive Vice President
Richard Atwood

Elissa Jobson

Chief of Advocacy
Elissa Jobson

Praveen Madhiraju

General Counsel

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Pomper

Chief of Policy
Stephen Pomper

Krista van Weelden

Chief of People and Culture

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs
Amanda Weingarten

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict
Robert Blecher

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Ivan Briscoe

Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.
Michael Wahid Hanna

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
Joost Hiltermann

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
Murithi Mutiga

Olga Oliker

Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
Olga Oliker

Pierre Prakash

Program Director, Asia
Pierre Prakash

Geneviève Renard

Director of Strategic Communications
Geneviève Renard

President’s Office

Comfort Ero

President & CEO
Comfort Ero

Richard Atwood

Executive Vice President
Richard Atwood

Stephen Pomper

Chief of Policy
Stephen Pomper

Ashish Pradhan

Senior Advisor to the President
Ashish Pradhan

Andrea Ayala

Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Brussels

Africa

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
Murithi Mutiga

Pauline Bax

Deputy Program Director, Africa
Pauline Bax

Rinaldo Depagne

Deputy Program Director, Africa & Project Director, West Africa

Alan Boswell

Project Director, Horn of Africa
Alan Boswell

Nicolas Delaunay

Project Director, East and Southern Africa
Nicolas Delaunay

Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Project Director, Sahel
Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Great Lakes (Interim)

Enrica Picco

Project Director, Central Africa
Enrica Picco

Asia

Pierre Prakash

Program Director, Asia
Pierre Prakash

Samina Ahmed

Project Director, South Asia and Senior Asia Adviser

Ibraheem Bahiss

Analyst, Afghanistan

Praveen Donthi

Senior Analyst, India

Georgi Engelbrecht

Senior Analyst, Philippines
Georgi Engelbrecht

Christopher Green

Senior Consultant, Korean Peninsula
Christopher Green

Richard Horsey

Senior Adviser, Myanmar
Richard Horsey

Amanda Hsiao

Senior Analyst, China
Amanda Hsiao

Europe and Central Asia

Olga Oliker

Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
Olga Oliker

Alissa de Carbonnel

Deputy Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
Alissa de Carbonnel

Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Türkiye
Nigar Göksel
 Nisa Gilit

Nisa Gilit

Compliance and Operations Manager, Türkiye

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
Oleg Ignatov

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
Berkay Mandıracı

Marko Prelec

Consulting Senior Analyst, Balkans
Marko Prelec

Simon Schlegel

Senior Analyst, Ukraine
Simon Schlegel

Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Ivan Briscoe
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Renata Segura

Deputy Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Renata Segura

Rafael Ch Duran

Postdoctoral Fellow on the Future of Conflict
Rafael Ch Duran

Mariano de Alba

Senior Advocacy Advisor
Mariano de Alba

Elizabeth Dickinson

Senior Analyst, Colombia
Elizabeth Dickinson

Bram Ebus

Consultant
Bram Ebus

Falko Ernst

Senior Analyst, Mexico
Falko Ernst

Glaeldys González Calanche

Giustra Fellow, Latin America
Glaeldys González Calanche

Middle East and North Africa

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
Joost Hiltermann

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
Riccardo Fabiani

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
Ali Vaez

Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
Heiko Wimmen

Veena Ali-Khan

Researcher, Yemen
Veena Ali-Khan

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
Dina Esfandiary

Claudia Gazzini

Senior Analyst, Libya
Claudia Gazzini

United States

Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.
Michael Wahid Hanna

Brian Finucane

Senior Adviser, U.S.
Brian Finucane

Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program

Delaney Simon

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
Delaney Simon

Future of Conflict

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict
Robert Blecher

Ulrich Eberle

Project Director, Climate, Environment and Conflict
Ulrich Eberle

Alessandro Accorsi

Senior Analyst, Social Media and Conflict
Alessandro Accorsi

Rafael Ch Duran

Postdoctoral Fellow on the Future of Conflict
Rafael Ch Duran

Andrew Ciacci

Researcher, Future of Conflict
Andrew Ciacci

Kevin Mazur

Fellow, Future of Conflict

Camilla Molyneux

Senior Analyst, Remote Warfare
Camilla Molyneux

Champa Patel

Consultant
Champa Patel

Cross-cutting Workstreams

David Lanz

Representative for Dialogue Promotion
David Lanz

Jerome Drevon

Senior Analyst in Jihad and Modern Conflict
Jerome Drevon

Floor Keuleers

Senior Analyst, Gender and Conflict

Advocacy

Elissa Jobson

Chief of Advocacy
Elissa Jobson

Richard Gowan

UN Director
Richard Gowan

Ginger Jacobs

Analyst, U.S. Advocacy and Research

Lisa Musiol

Senior Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Senior Project Officer, EU Advocacy and Research

Sebastian Schweiger

Researcher, EU Advocacy

Maya Ungar

UN Project Officer
Maya Ungar
Natalia Tuzovskaya

Natalia Tuzovskaya

Senior Communication and Advocacy Officer, Europe and Central Asia

Communications & Outreach

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs
Amanda Weingarten

Geneviève Renard

Director of Strategic Communications
Geneviève Renard

Karim Lebhour

Head of Communications and Outreach for North America
Karim Lebhour

Cara Moore

Communications and Events Manager

Chris Toensing

Senior Editor

Kjell Olsson

Publications and Brand Identity Manager

Jorge Gutiérrez Lucena

Video and Photography Manager
Jorge Gutiérrez Lucena

Claire Boccon-Gibod

Data Visualisation and Publications Officer

Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
Isabelle Arradon

Camille Le Tallec

Research Manager

Danny Anderson

Research Analyst
Danny Anderson

Marion Bouvier

French Editor

Miranda Sunnucks

Research Analyst
Miranda Sunnucks

Development

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs
Amanda Weingarten

Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Multilateral Relations

Louise Johnson

Director of Philanthropy
Louise Johnson

Abigail Kramer

Director of Development Operations
Abigail Kramer

Ivana Kvesic

Director of Foundation Relations

Rose Bradbury

Associate Director, Government and Multilateral Relations
Rose Bradbury
Deirdre A. O'Brien

Deirdre A. O'Brien

Associate Director, Philanthropy

Melissa Haw

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Human Resources

Krista van Weelden

Chief of People and Culture

Ashley Catalano

International Compensation and Benefits Manager
 Fancy Mutangili

Fancy Mutangili

HR Officer and Office Manager, Nairobi

Grace Njuguna

HR Generalist

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Simona Arena

Financial Controller

Alçay Akay

Administrative Officer

Andrea Ayala

Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Brussels

Mortaza Baburi

IT Security Officer
Anton Brown

Anton Brown

IT Officer

Krzysztof Gronowski

Senior Accountant

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