Global board of directors

Protection International’s Global Board of Directors oversees PI’s strategic direction and ensures that all decisions and actions are aligned with PI’s agreed Strategic Framework, its Global Governance Arrangement and its Statutes. Each regional Protection International Hub is also guided by its own board of directors.

Our current Global Board members are:


Alice Nah

Besides her role as chair of Protection International, Alice Nah is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Durham University. Formerly, she was a senior Lecturer at the Centre...


To be announced

To be announced


Pauline Alvarez Martin

Pauline has a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Education from London University. She has over 35 years professional experience working on human rights, refugee and social development issues with...


Mahmoud AbuRahma

Mahmoud AbuRahma is a human rights activist from Gaza, Palestine. He holds a master’s degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex. He was...


Belén Páez

Belén is a specialist in climate change and forests and holds a Master’s in Ecology. She leads implementation programs based on clean energy, ecotourism, bioeconomy, protection and conservation of tropical...


Vital Nshimirimana

Vital is a Burundian human rights lawyer. In 2002, he became a member of the Human Rights League Iteka. In 2004, he created the Réseau des Citoyens Probes (RCP), a...

Management team

The Management Team (MT) ensures that PI’s global operations are efficiently implemented and sustainably resourced. The MT works closely with the heads of offices in ensuring that PI stays on its mission’s course, delivers on its strategic objectives, and upholds its integrity and accountability towards HRDs, partners and donors.

Our current management team members are:

Executive director

Mae Ocampo

Mae Ocampo is a feminist woman human rights defender who began her activism at a young age, resisting land-grabbing and the impositions of powerful institutions with her local community in...

Head of Policy, Research and Training Unit

Mauricio Angel

Mauricio Angel is the Head of the Policy, Research and Training Unit (PRTU) and a member of the Management Team of Protection International (PI). Based in Brussels, he joined PI...

Head of Programme Coordination Unit

Marjorie Unal

Marjorie Unal is Head of the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) and a member of Protection International (PI)’s management team. Based in Brussels, she joined PI in 2016 and worked initially...