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International IDEA’s Board of Advisers elects a new Chair

Me Christian Leffler

Mr Christian Leffler 

International IDEA’s Board of Advisers held its first meeting of the year on 24 February 2022. As part of this meeting, the Board welcomed five new Members and elected Mr Christian Leffler as the new Chair of the Board of Advisers. Ms Laura Chinchilla will continue to serve as the Vice Chair of the Board.

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The Institute is honoured to have such accomplished and committed individuals to lead the Board of Advisers’ important work in the coming years. International IDEA would also like to thank the outgoing Chair, Ms Njeri Kabeberi, for her excellent leadership of the Board in 2021.

Christian Leffler has been a Member of the Board of Advisers since 2021. Before joining the Board, Mr Leffler held different roles within the European Union, most notably as the Deputy Secretary-General at the European External Action Service (EEAS). He has also served as Managing Director for the Americas at the EEAS and Deputy Director General at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development.

The Board of Advisers of International IDEA plays a crucial role in advising the Member States and the Secretariat on matters of strategic importance. The Board of Advisers also contributes to fundraising efforts, enhances the relevance of the Institute’s work and increases the visibility and outreach of International IDEA.



About the Author

Associate Programme Officer
Iida Hyyryläinen

Iida Hyyryläinen is an Associate Programme Officer at the Secretary-General’s Office of International IDEA. Her work focuses on the coordination and support of the Institute’s Board of Advisers, Member States relations and partnership building as well as research and writing.