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.


Kevin Casas-Zamora
Executive Director
Fiona Rowley
Director for Asia and the Pacific
Leena Rikkilä Tamang
Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Daniel Zovatto
Director for Africa and West Asia
Roba Sharamo
Director of Global Programmes and Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations
Massimo Tommasoli
Head of Programme, INTER PARES
Jonathan Murphy
Head of Communications and Knowledge Management
Alistair Scrutton
Head of Programme, Regional Europe
Sam van der Staak
Senior Programme Officer
Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher
Head of Programme
Phanindra Adhikary
Senior Programme Officer
Zaid Al-Ali
Senior Programme Manager
Sead Alihodzic
Senior Programme Manager
Adhy Aman
Head of Chad Programme
Abdoul Wahab Ba
Head of Paraguay Programme
Salvador Ignacio Romero Ballivián
Senior Programme Manager
Elisabeth Baumgartner
Head of Constitution-Building Processes
Sumit Bisarya
Head of Programme, Myanmar
Marcus Brand
Head of Tunisia Programme
Khameyel Fenniche