Our Team

Experts and Staff

Patrick Verkooijen

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Okon Nyong

Senior Director Africa

Jaehyang So

Director of Strategy

Edward Mharadzirwa

Director of Finance and Operation

Michiel Schaeffer

Chief Scientist

Alexandra Gee

Head of Communications

Mike Girling

Director of External Affairs

Fleur Wouterse

Director of Research

Aiping Chen

Regional Director, China

Ahmed Shamim Al Razi

Regional Director, South Asia (Interim)

Matthew McKinnon

Program Head, CVF

Abul Kalam Azad

Distinguished Fellow

Fiona Buruma

Senior Advisor, Finance and Operations

Saleemul Huq

Senior Advisor, Locally-led Action

Seyni Nafo

Senior Advisor, Africa

Felipe Larraín Bascuñán

Senior Advisor, Climate Finance

Ede Ijjasz-Vásquez

Senior Advisor, Africa

Jamal Saghir

Senior Advisor

Ian Noble

Senior Advisor

Bruce Campbell

Senior Advisor, Food Security & Rural Well-being

Aramide Abe

Regional Program Manager, Youth Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Sara Ahmed

Senior Program Officer, V20

Oluyede Ajayi

Africa Program Lead, Food Security and Rural Well Being

Joshua Amponsem

Fellow

Camilo Andres Benitez Avila

Fellow

Amanda Archibong

Senior Programs Officer, AAAP

Eva Bik

Senior Officer, Strategy and Impact

Motasin Billah

Controller

Floris Boogaard

Affiliated Researcher

Danilo Amaral Cançado

Program Officer

Javier Carmona Diaz

Fellow

Sander Chan

Senior Researcher, Non-state Action

Pierre Conille

Senior Officer, Digital Communications & Diplomacy

Jingjing Dai

Program Officer

Gabriela Díaz Musmanni 

Communications Officer

Julia Eichhorn

Research Analyst

Yasmina el Amine

Fellow

Daniel Flores Corral

Research Analyst

Aoife Fleming

Youth Leadership and Education Officer

Angus Friday

Senior Fellow

Réka Gugán

Special Assistant to the CEO

Harriet Hopmans-Aisu

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO

Nitin Jain

Global Program Lead, Infrastructure & Nature-Based Solutions

Ase Johannessen

Senior Program Officer, Water

Priya Kanchan

Senior Partnerships Specialist

Sunday Kilara

Procurement and Contract Officer

Vera Klöttschen

Program Officer

Shuaib Lwasa

Principal Researcher Governance

Hafiz Lawal

Regional Program Manager, Africa
Infrastructure & Nature-Based Solutions

Chinedu Moghalu

Senior Communications Specialist

Mishel Mohan

Research Analyst

Aran Mol

Data Scientist and Programmer

Arnoud Molenaar

Affiliated Lead Urban

Kulthoum Motsumi

Fellow

Sirazoom Munira

Program Officer CVF/V20

Déthié Ndiaye

Regional Program Manager, Africa
Climate Finance

Celine Novenario

Digital Content Manager

Tannya Karin Pico Parra

Fellow

Menno Paauwe

Human Resources Manager

Louise Postema

Program Officer

Nilesh Prakash

Fellow

Sumiran Rastogi

Research Analyst

Lucia Scodanibbio

Fellow

Anju Sharma

Lead, Locally-led Adaptation

David Sharrock

Speechwriter

Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng

Fellow

Maria Tapia

Program Lead, Climate Finance

Adriana Patricia
Valenzuela Jimenez

Thematic Lead, Youth Leadership and Education

María José Vásquez

Program Officer, CVF/V20

Joep Verhagen

Program Lead, Water & Urban

Selamawit Wubet

Program Coordinator, CVF

Yuelin Wu

Digital Content Creator

Codie Rossi

Program Assistant, CVF

Francesca Rappocciolo

Partnership and External Affairs Specialist