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.


Head of Programme, Mozambique
Miguel Orlando Mendes de Brito
Head of Budget and Programme Performance
Joakim Molander
Head of Programme, INTER PARES
Jonathan Murphy
Head of Electoral Processes
Therese Pearce Laanela
Head of Democracy Assessment and Political Analysis
Annika Silva-Leander
Head of Programme
Phanindra Adhikary
Programme Officer
Khushbu Agrawal
Programme Manager
Sherif Alaa
Senior Programme Manager
Sead Alihodzic
Senior Programme Manager
Adhy Aman
Senior Programme Manager
Elisabeth Baumgartner
Senior Programme Officer
Armend Bekaj
Programme Manager, STEP Democracy
Nathalie Ebead
Senior Programme Officer
Maurice Mboula Jean-Claude Didier Enguelegue
Senior Programme Officer
Yukihiko Hamada
Facilities Manager
Narda Hansen
IT Manager
Lumumba Juma
Senior Programme Officer
Gram Matenga
Programme Manager
Marilyn Neven
Finance and Administrative Manager
Bridget O'Sullivan