Making policies work

Leadership

ECDPM has embarked on a restructuring of our management team and governance to prepare the Centre for the next five-year strategy. We appointed three associate directors – chosen among our current staff – to oversee three thematic clusters, each composed of several workstreams.  The colleagues that were heads of programme, are now either heading a workstream or have become senior executives. 


Organogram


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Management


Carl Michiels


Director
Nationality: Belgian


Mariella Di Ciommo


Associate Director: Europe and Africa in the world
Nationality: Italian


Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw


Associate Director: Peaceful societies and accountable governance
Nationality: Ethiopian


Jeske van Seters


Associate Director: Sustainable African economies and climate action
Nationality: Dutch


Andrew Sherriff


Associate Director: Institutional relations and partnerships
Nationality: British


Virginia Mucchi


Head of Outreach and Impact
Nationality: Italian


Marleen Ackermans


Head of Human Resources
Nationality: Dutch


Riaan Paul


Head of Finance and Operations
Nationality: South African


Senior Executives


Geert Laporte, ECDPM

Geert Laporte


Senior Executive
Nationality: Belgian


Volker Hauck


Senior Executive
Nationality: German


Head of workstreams


Alexei Jones


Head: EU foreign and development policy
Nationality: French and British


Anna Knoll


Head: Migration and mobility
Nationality: German


Chloe Teevan


Head: Digital economy and governance
Nationality: Irish


Philomena Apiko


Head: AU-EU relations
Nationality: Ugandan


Sophie Desmidt


Head: Peace, security and resilience
Nationality: Belgian


Jean Bossuyt, ECDPM Jean Bossuyt (Senior Executive)


Head: Democratic governance
Nationality: Belgian


San Bilal (Senior Executive)


Head: Economic recovery and transformation
Nationality: Swiss


Alfonso Medinilla


Head of climate and green transition – geopolitics and renewable energy
Nationality: Belgian


Hanne Knaepen


Head of climate and green transition – adaptation and resilience
Nationality: Belgian


Bruce Byiers


Head: African economic integration
Nationality: British


Francesco Rampa


Head: Sustainable food systems
Nationality: Italian