Our People

International IDEA is a global organization of nearly 200 staff members. Meet the people who are working across our offices in 13 countries to support stronger democratic institutions and processes, and sustainable, effective and legitimate democracy.


Yves Leterme
Director of Global Programme
Keboitse Machangana
Director of Corporate Services
Adam Boys
Director for External Relations and Governance Support
Karin Gardes
Director for Africa and West Asia
Adebayo Olukoshi
Director for Asia and the Pacific
Leena Rikkilä Tamang
Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Daniel Zovatto
Director of the Office of International IDEA to the European Union
Andrew Bradley
Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations
Massimo Tommasoli
Head of Communications and Knowledge Management
Raul Cordenillo
Head of Democracy Assessment, Analysis and Advisory (DAAA)
Nathalie Ebead
Head of Human Resources
Pierre Lebleu
Head of Mission
Mark McDowell
Head of Finance and Strategic Planning
Jonas Mikkelsen
Senior Programme Manager
Sumit Bisarya
Senior Programme Manager
Helena Bjuremalm
Senior Programme Manager
Annette Monika Fath-Lihic
Senior Programme Manager
Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu
Senior Program Manager
Gregory Kehailia
Senior Programme Manager
Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue