Our People

Board of Directors

PI is governed by a Board of Directors which is responsible for the overall strategy and governance of the organisation.

Our current Board members are:


Management Team

  • Mae Ocampo - Executive Director
  • Mauricio Angel Morales - Head of Policy, Research and Training Unit
  • Claudia Lotzwig - Head of Programme Coordination Unit
  • Asma Ibrahim - Head of Administration and Finance Unit


Global Team Staff


Administration and Finance Unit

  • Nadège Etesse - Accountant and Administrative Officer
  • Wibowo Kistianto - Finance Officer for Southeast Asia
  • Khalil Bannoudi - Finance Officer for Latin America
  • Sylvain Youdom - Finance Officer for Africa


Advocacy and Outreach Unit

  • Iria Castro - Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
  • Tommaso Ripani - Senior Communications Officer
  • Emily Humphreys - Advocacy Officer
  • Meredith Veit - Communications Associate


Programme Coordination Unit

  • Sabrina Munaò - Programme Coordinator
  • Stephanie Halim - Programme Coordinator for Southeast Asia
  • Cristina Guevara - Programme Coordinator for Latin America
  • Majorie Unal - Programme Coordinator for Africa


IT and Systems Administration Unit

  • Claus Goettfert - IT Officer/Systems Administrator
  • Nelson Najarro - IT Officer 


Policy, Research and Training Unit

  • Sara Pastor - Policy and Research Officer
  • Susana Hernandez - Services Development Officer
  • Ángela Díaz - Administrative Officer (e-learning centre)


Senior Advisors

  • Sylvain Lefebvre - Senior Advisor
  • Alexandra Loaiza - Senior Advisor
  • Daniel Barrera - Senior Advisor
  • Enrique Eguren - Senior Advisor
  • Zenaide Rodrigues - Senior Advisor


Protection Desks

For more information about how Protection International is engaged in protecting human rights defenders throughout the world, please consult our Protection Desks homepages:

Protection Desk Kenya

  • Contact: Kenya(a)ProtectionInternational.org

Protection Desk DR Congo

  • Contact: DRC(a)ProtectionInternational.org

Protection Desk Mesoamerica

  • Contact: Guatemala(a)ProtectionInternational.org

Protection Desk Colombia

  • Contact: Colombia(a)ProtectionInternational.org

Protection Desk Thailand

  • Contact: Thailand(a)ProtectionInternational.org

Protection Desk Indonesia

  • Contact: Indonesia(a)ProtectionInternational.org