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Who We Are

Our People

Our staff of 110 people, drawn from diplomacy, media, the academy and civil society, are based in field offices around the world and cover some 70 actual and potential conflicts.

President’s Office

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

President & CEO
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Simon Gimson

Vice President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer

Robert Malley

Vice President for Policy

Carole Corcoran

General Counsel and Director of Special Projects

Hélène Pilloud

Assistant to the President

Africa

Comfort Ero

Program Director, Africa
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EJ Hogendoorn

Deputy Program Director, Africa
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Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Central Africa
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Rinaldo Depagne

Project Director, West Africa

Rashid Abdi

Project Director, Horn of Africa
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Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Deputy Project Director, West Africa
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Casie Copeland

Senior Analyst

Hans Hoebeke

Senior Analyst, Congo

Asia

Anagha Neelakantan

Program Director, Asia
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Samina Ahmed

Project Director, South Asia and Senior Asia Adviser

Shehryar Fazli

Senior Analyst and Regional Editor, South Asia

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula

Alan Keenan

Senior Analyst, Sri Lanka
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Michael Kovrig

Senior Adviser, North East Asia
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Matthew Wheeler

Analyst, South East Asia
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Richard Horsey

Consultant, Myanmar
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Europe and Central Asia

Magdalena Grono

Program Director, Europe & Central Asia

Deirdre Tynan

Project Director, Central Asia
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Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Turkey
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Berkay Mandıracı

Analyst, Turkey
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Alina Dalbaeva

Analyst, Central Asia
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Olesya Vartanyan

Fellow, Europe
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Nurjan Ernesova

Office Manager, Bishkek

Alçay Akay

Office Manager, Turkey

Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Phil Gunson

Senior Analyst, Andes
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Froylán Enciso

Senior Analyst, Mexico
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Kyle Johnson

Senior Analyst, Colombia
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Sofía Martínez Fernández

Analyst, Northern Triangle
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Arturo Matute

Analyst, Guatemala
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Estefanie Robertson

Operations Manager, Latin America

Maria Micaela Sviatschi

Fellow, Economics of Conflict

Middle East and North Africa

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
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Robert Blecher

Deputy Program Director Middle East and North Africa & Special Adviser on Economics of Conflict
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Issandr El Amrani

Project Director, North Africa
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Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
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April Longley Alley

Project Director, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula

Ali Vaez

Project Director, Iran
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Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
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Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
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United States

Stephen Pomper

Program Director, United States

Leads on Cross-cutting Workstreams

Richard Atwood

Director of New York Office, Senior Policy Adviser, Jihad in Modern Conflict
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Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Robert Blecher

Deputy Program Director Middle East and North Africa & Special Adviser on Economics of Conflict
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Caroline Flintoft

Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Fallout of Conflict

Advocacy

Richard Atwood

Director of New York Office, Senior Policy Adviser, Jihad in Modern Conflict
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Ashish Pradhan

Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research

Meaghan DeWaters

Analyst, Non-State Armed Groups
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Sabrina Boehmer

Office Manager & External Affairs Coordinator, London
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Jet Richardson

Office Manager, Washington DC
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Lisa Klingenberg

Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Project Officer, EU Team

Communications & Outreach

Hugh Pope

Director of Communications & Outreach
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Kjell Olsson

Publications and Brand Identity Manager

Julie David de Lossy

Publications Officer

Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

Online Editor
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Danny Anderson

Communications Officer
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Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Amelia Branczik

Research Manager
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Ned Dalby

Senior Research Analyst
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Government & Foundation Relations

Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Foundation Relations

Meenakshi Menon

Head of Government & Foundation Relations, North America
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Melissa Haw

Senior Development Officer

Rose Bradbury

Senior Development Officer
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Ryan Hallock

Development Officer

Private Sector Initiatives

Courtney Lobel

Director, Private Sector Initiatives
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Sarah Pryke

Head of Private Sector Development, Europe
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Mandi Raz Sabanos

Senior Development Officer
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Anne Benda

Development Associate

Molly Brown

Private Sector Coordinator

Duygu Yiğitsoy

Development Officer, Private Sector Initiatives

Josie Coxon

Head of Private Sector Development, Europe

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Director of Finance & Administration

Krista van Weelden

HR Manager

Simona Arena

Financial Controller

Ashley Catalano

Senior International Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Muamer Milic

Senior Accountant

Oana Guth

HR Officer

Carl Burchardt

Accountant