Who We Are

Our People

Our staff and consultants (approximately 120) are 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.

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

President’s Office

Richard Atwood

Executive Vice President
Richard Atwood

Stephen Pomper

Chief of Policy
Stephen Pomper

Ginger Jacobs

Senior Assistant to the President, Research Associate

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

Enrica Picco

Project Director, Central Africa
Enrica Picco

Nelleke van de Walle

Project Director, Great Lakes
Nelleke van de Walle

Asia

Laurel Miller

Program Director, Asia
Laurel Miller

Pierre Prakash

Deputy 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

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

Alçay Akay

Office Manager, Türkiye
 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

Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Ivan Briscoe

Renata Segura

Deputy Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Renata Segura

Tiziano Breda

Analyst, Central America
Tiziano Breda

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

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

Research Assistant, Yemen
Veena Ali-Khan

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
Dina Esfandiary

Claudia Gazzini

Consulting 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

Champa Patel

Director, Innovation, and Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict
Champa Patel

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

Ulrich Eberle

Senior Analyst, Climate and Conflict
Ulrich Eberle

Tarek Ghani

Senior Economic Adviser
Tarek Ghani

Kevin Mazur

Fellow, Future of Conflict

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

Giuseppe Famà

Head of EU Affairs
Giuseppe Famà

Lisa Musiol

Senior Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Senior Project Officer, EU Advocacy and Research

Ashish Pradhan

Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research
Ashish Pradhan

Sebastian Schweiger

Researcher, EU Advocacy

Communications & Outreach

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs
Amanda Weingarten

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 Multimedia Manager
Jorge Gutiérrez Lucena

Claire Boccon-Gibod

Data Visualisation and Publications Officer

Marion Bouvier

French Editor

Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
Isabelle Arradon

Camille Le Tallec

Research Manager

Danny Anderson

Research Analyst
Danny Anderson

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
Deirdre A. O'Brien

Deirdre A. O'Brien

Associate Director, Philanthropy

Melissa Haw

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Hannah Watson

Associate Director, Philanthropy

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 Officer

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Simona Arena

Financial Controller
Andrea Ayala

Andrea Ayala

Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Brussels
Anton Brown

Anton Brown

IT Officer

Krzysztof Gronowski

Senior Accountant

Justyna Joassin

Senior Accountant