Our People

International IDEA is a global organization of nearly 200 staff members. Meet the people who are working across our offices in 18 countries to support stronger democratic institutions and processes, and sustainable, effective and legitimate democracy.


Planning and Project Officer
Ana María López-Ayala
Head of Finance and Operations
Tonderai Mazingaizo
Head of Mission, Peru
Percy Medina
Senior Regional Adviser
Pinkie Mekgwe
Head of Programme, Mozambique
Miguel Orlando Mendes de Brito
Head of Budget and Programme Performance
Joakim Molander
Financial Controller
Gideon Nhundu
Head of Electoral Processes
Therese Pearce Laanela
Head of Sudan Programme
Sami Abdelhalim Saeed
Head of Democracy Assessment
Seema Shah
Head of North America Outreach and Analysis
Annika Silva-Leander
Senior Advisor
Antonio Spinelli
Senior Expert
Peter Wolf
Senior Programme Officer
Olufunto Akinduro
Senior Programme Officer
Monia Belarbi
Finance and Operations Manager
Richard Busingye
Senior Programme Officer
Amanda Cats-Baril
Programme Manager, STEP Democracy
Nathalie Ebead
Senior Programme Officer
Maurice Mboula Jean-Claude Didier Enguelegue
Finance & Administrative Manager
David Ferreira