The ICVA Secretariat office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
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 Melissa Pitotti, Director of Policy
Melissa is responsible for overseeing ICVA's engagement and positioning, particularly in relation to forced displacement 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 Arjun Claire, Policy Officer
Arjun supports the programme team in relation to forced migration.
Mr Jérôme Elie, Senior Policy Officer 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 Huang, Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Qingrui supports the Asia team in closely working with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA’s strategy in the region.
Nishanie Jayamaha, Programme Learning Coordinator
Nishanie leads ICVA's humanitarian learning stream, and looking a new ways to reach out to members and NGOs to support their access to information and understanding of the humanitarian sector.
Ms Tamara Maaita, MENA Programme Officer
Based in Amman, Jordan, Tamara is based in Jordan and will be supporting ICVA's work in the MENA region. She will provide support to ICVA members and NGO Fora, and contribute to strengthening engagement with humanitarian actors in the region.
Ms Eman Moankar, Regional Representative for MENA
Based in Amman, Jordan, Eman is responsible for developing ICVA's approach and platforms of engagement in the region.
Mr Alon Plato, Policy Officer Humanitarian Financing
Alon supports ICVA's work in humanitarian financing.
Ms Emmanuelle Osmond, Senior Policy Officer Humanitarian Coordination
Emmanuelle supports ICVA's engagement in the IASC including the Emergency Directors Group and with the Humanitarian Leadership Support Unit (Humanitarian Coordination Pool).
Mr Jeremy Rempel, Less Paper More Aid Consultant
Based in the US, Jeremy is responsible for the ICVA's work around humanitairan financing, the Grand Bargain and donor conditions.
Mr Marco Rotelli, Regional Representative for Africa
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Marco will focus on developing ICVA’s approach and platforms of engagement in the Africa region.
Mr Addis Tesfa, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa
Addis supports the ICVA Africa team to pursue ICVA's overall strategy on forced displacement, humanitarian financing, coordination and partnership in the region.
Mr Jeremy Wellard Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Based in Bangkok Jeremy has a focus on developing ICVA's approach and platforms of engagement in the region.
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.
Ms Sonya Breslin, Finance Officer
Sonya supports the Director of Finance in all financial, accountng and human resource matters related to the efficient functioning of the ICVA Secretariat.
Ms Mylene Soto, Administration 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 Ariane Leroy, Communications Officer
Ariane is developing our communication processes, tools and capacities for the implementation of our Strategy 2019-2021 and supporting our communications activities.
Ms Fiona Wilkie, Information Officer
Fiona is responsible for maintaining and delivering ICVA’s information services, in particular website and database and mailings management, provides IT support to the Secretariat, and supports the membership application process.