Team

The ICVA Secretariat office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Executive Director

Ignacio joined the ICVA team in January 2018. He is an international expert on human rights and social issues.  He leads, manages, and develops the ICVA network in consultation with the Board. He is responsible for the performance of the Secretariat, for the quality of the Secretariat’s services and products, and for maintaining the credibility and reputation of ICVA.

 
 

Programme and Policy Team

Ms Mirela Shuteriqi Director of Policy
Mirela is responsible for overseeing ICVA's engagement and positioning, particularly in relation to forced migration and humanitarian financing. She works closely with the ICVA membership to provide analysis and guidance on key humanitarian issues, and promoting joint advocacy for improved policies on protection, assistance and durable solutions.
 
 
Mr Michael Hyden, Director of Programme
Michael is responsible for supporting the development of ICVA’s strategy at regional and national levels. He supervises the management of the regional hubs (in Asia, MENA and East Africa) and the implementation of programmes and activities at regional and national levels.
 
 
Mr Jérôme ElieSenior Policy Officer, Head of Forced Migration
Jérôme is the primary focal point on topics and issues related to forced displacement. He also leads on ICVA's work promoting civil society engagement in the development of a "Refugee Compact".
 
 
Ms Qinigrui HuangDeputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Qingrui is based in Bangkok and Bejing.  She works with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA’s strategy in the ASIA and Pacific region.  She is responsible for the China engagement portfolio.
 
 
Ms Eman Ismail, Deputy Regional Representative for MENA
Eman is based in Amman, Jordan.  She works with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA's strategy in the MENA region.
 
 
Nishanie Jayamaha, Programme Learning Coordinator 
Nishanie leads ICVA's humanitarian learning stream, and looking at new ways to reach out to members and NGOs to support their access to information and understanding of the humanitarian sector.  Nishanie is also in charge of the shrinking space portfolio.
 
 
Ms Emmanuelle Osmond, Head of Humanitarian Coordination 
Emmanuelle engages for in the IASC humanitarian coordination mechanisms including the Emergency Directors Group and with the Humanitarian Leadership Support Unit (Humanitarian Coordination Pool).
 
 
Mr Alon PlatoPolicy Officer Humanitarian Financing
Alon supports ICVA's work in humanitarian financing.
 
 
Mr Jeremy Rempel, Head of Humanitarian Financing
Based in the US, Jeremy is responsible for the ICVA's work around humanitarian financing, the Grand Bargain and donor conditions.
 
 
Ms Loise Dai Rocheteau, Policy Officer Forced Migration
Loise supports ICVA's work in forced migration.
 
 
Mr Marco RotelliRegional Representative for Africa
Marco is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  He leads for the AFRICA region in developing ICVA’s approach and platforms of engagement.  He leads for ICVA on the Nexus Agenda.
 
 
Mr Addis Tesfa, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa
Addis is based in Addis Ababa.  He supports the ICVA Africa team to pursue ICVA's overall strategy on forced displacement, humanitarian financing, coordination and partnership in the region.  Addis is in charge of the relations with the African Union.
 
 
Mr Jeremy Wellard  Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Jeremy is based in Bangkok.  He leads for the ASIA and Pacific region on developing ICVA's approach and platforms of engagement in the region.  He leads for ICVA on the Localisation Agenda.
 
 
Ms Vania Gobbo  Support Policy Officer
Vania supports ICVA’s engagements with IOM and UNICEF.
 

Finance and Administration Team

Ms Isabelle Saussereau  Director of Finance and Administration
Isabelle is responsible for the day to day operations linked to ICVA's finances and human resources.  She assures the financial and resource management of the Secretariat in accordance with ICVA policies and legislative requirements and within budgetary constraints.
 
 
Mr Fabrice Cadoux  Finance Officer
Fabrice supports the Director of Finance in all financial, accounting and human resource matters related to the efficient functioning of the ICVA Secretariat.
 
 
Ms Mylene SotoAdministration and Events Assistant
Mylene supports the organisation of events, meetings and conferences. She also provides administrative and logistical support functions for the effective running of the ICVA Secretariat.
 
 
 
 
 
Ms Christian Benadum, Communications Officer
Christian is in charge of communication processes, tools and capacities for the implementation of ICVA’s Strategy 2019-2021. 
 
 
Ms Fiona Wilkie, Information Officer
Fiona is responsible for maintaining and delivering ICVA's information and IT services, and supporting the membership and governance activities.