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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.

Leadership

Robert Malley

President & CEO
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Simon Gimson

Vice President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer
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Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Richard Atwood

Chief of Policy
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Foundation Relations

Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Carole Corcoran

General Counsel and Director of Special Projects

President’s Office

Robert Malley

President & CEO
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Simon Gimson

Vice President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer
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Richard Atwood

Chief of Policy
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Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Carole Corcoran

General Counsel and Director of Special Projects

Brittany Brown

Adviser to the President

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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Rashid Abdi

Project Director, Horn of Africa
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Rinaldo Depagne

Project Director, West Africa

Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Central 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

Alan Keenan

Project Director, Sri Lanka
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Shehryar Fazli

Senior Analyst and Regional Editor, South Asia

Christopher Green

Senior Adviser, Korean Peninsula

Michael Kovrig

Senior Adviser, North East Asia
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan

Matthew Wheeler

Senior Analyst, South East Asia
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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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Anna Arutunyan

Senior Analyst, Russia
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Jonathan Brunson

Senior Analyst, Ukraine/Eastern Neighbourhood

Alina Dalbaeva

Analyst, Central Asia
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Berkay Mandıracı

Analyst, Turkey
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Katharine Quinn-Judge

Analyst, EU Eastern Neighbourhood

Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Phil Gunson

Senior Analyst, Andes
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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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April Longley Alley

Project Director, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula

Issandr El Amrani

Project Director, North Africa
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Nathan Thrall

Project Director, Arab-Israeli Conflict
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Ali Vaez

Project Director, Iran
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Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
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Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Noah Bonsey

Senior Analyst, Syria
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United States

Stephen Pomper

Program Director, United States
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Daniel Schneiderman

Deputy Program Director, United States
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Leads on Cross-cutting Workstreams

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Caroline Flintoft

Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Fallout of Conflict

Advocacy

Ashish Pradhan

Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research
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Giuseppe Famà

EU Relations Manager, Brussels
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Lisa Klingenberg

Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Project Officer, EU Team

Sabrina Boehmer

Office Manager & External Affairs Coordinator, London
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Jet Richardson

Office Manager & Advocacy Coordinator
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Communications & Outreach

Hugh Pope

Director of Communications & Outreach
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Chris Toensing

Senior Editor

Karim Lebhour

Head of Communications and Outreach for North America
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Kjell Olsson

Publications and Brand Identity Manager

Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

Online Communications Manager
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Danny Anderson

Communications Officer
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Julie David de Lossy

Publications Officer

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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Rose Bradbury

Senior Development Officer
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Melissa Haw

Senior Development Officer

Ryan Hallock

Development Officer

Tijs Veyt

Development Officer

Private Sector Initiatives

Josie Coxon

Head of Private Sector Development, Europe

Sarah Pryke

Head of Private Sector Development, Europe
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Mandi Raz Sabanos

Senior Development Officer
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Jessica Reihanifam

Corporate and Family Foundations Manager, London

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Development Coordinator

Duygu Yiğitsoy

Development Officer, Private Sector Initiatives

Emina Ajvazoska

Event Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Krista van Weelden

Director of Human Resources

Simona Arena

Financial Controller

Ashley Catalano

Senior International Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Oana Guth

HR Officer

Cara Moore

Office Manager, Brussels

Krzysztof Gronowski

Accountant