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Our People

Board of Trustees

Cova Bascaran Fanego
Charity Trustee
Faustina Urassa
Charity Trustee
Jack McMahon
Susan Scott-Parker
Charity Trustee
Tom Shakespeare
Charity Trustee


Mathilde Umuraza
Expert on Gender and Gender Based Violence
Jennifer Pitter-López
Expert for Gender and Climate
Anneke Maarse
Thematic Director Economic Empowerment
Geoffrey Wabulembo
Expert on Eye Health & Neglected Tropical Diseases
Marieke Boersma
Expert on Rehabilitation and Child Safety
Nafisa Baboo
Expert on Inclusive Education
Wolfgang Gindorfer
Expert on Uncorrected Refractive Errors & Child Eye Health

International Management

Marion Lieser
Chief Executive Officer
Jess Blijkers
International Director Programmes - Advocacy and Strategic Partners
Alexander Buchinger
International Fundraising Director
Christina Reiter
International Director People and Culture
Daniel Friess
International Director Finance & Systems

National Country Directors

Aynalem Tefera
Country Director Ethiopia
Elie Bagbila
Country Director Burkina Faso
Silvester Kasozi
Country Director Uganda
Sophia Mohammed
Country Director South Sudan
Stephen Njenga
Country Director Kenya
Zacarias Zicai
Country Director Mozambique


Tom Kingsley
National Director