Our People

International IDEA is a global organization of nearly 200 staff members. Meet the people who are working across our 17 offices to support stronger democratic institutions and processes, and sustainable, effective and legitimate democracy.


Senior Programme Officer
Maurice Mboula Jean-Claude Didier Enguelegue
Senior Programme Officer
Alberto Fernandez Gibaja
Publications Manager
Lisa Hagman
Programme Manager
Yukihiko Hamada
Programme Manager
Motoki Hayakawa
Finance and Operations Manager
Thomas Hobbs
Lead Advisor, Climate Change and Democracy
Matthias Jäger
IT Manager
Lumumba Juma
Programme Manager
Nana Kalandadze
Senior External Relations Officer
Jessica Kehayes
Senior Democracy Assessment Specialist
Miguel Angel Lara Otaola
Panama Project Manager
Carlos González Martínez
Programme Manager
Gram Matenga
Senior Finance and Administrative Officer
Montfort Maxon
Project Financial Manager
Pola Mina
Finance and Administration Manager
Neima Abduljelil Mohammed
Programme Manager
Elisio Muendane
Programme Manager
Marilyn Neven
Head of Internal Audit
Jan Šefránek
Communications Manager
Lynn Simmonds