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The key people within Plan International
(information updated September 2020)

Chief Executive Officer 

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
As Chief Executive Officer, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen leads the Plan International team. She has worked for more than 25 years in international development and human rights, most recently in roles with the United Nations as Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Management at the UN Population Fund.

Previously she worked at the Danish Government as Ambassador and Under Secretary for Management in the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Indonesia, and led country operations for the United Nations Population Fund in Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen
Chief Operating Officer: Gabriela Bucher
Chief of Staff and General Counsel: Tara Camm
Director of Finance and IT: Alison Currie
Director of Global Assurance: Sagar Dave
Director of Global Influence and Partnerships: Sean Maguire
Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development: Graham Watson (interim)
Director of Programme Delivery and Resources: Damien Queally
Director of Gender Equality and Girls' Rights: Ellen Wratten
Director of Strategy and Business Insights: David Thomson
Americas Regional Director: Debora Cobar
Asia Pacific Regional Director: Bhagyashri Dengle
Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Director: Roger Yates
West and Central Africa Regional Director: Rotimy Djossaya

Programme Country Directors or Coordinators

Bangladesh: Orla Murphy
Benin: Karl Frederick Paul
Bolivia: Emma Donlan
* Brazil: Cynthia Betti
Burkina Faso: Yaouba Kaigama
Cambodia: Gwynneth Wong
Cameroon: Miriam Castaneda Berena
Central African Republic: Safo Visha 
China: Haider Yaqub
Colombia: Ángela Anzola de Toro
Dominican Republic: Virginia Saiz
Ecuador: Rossana Viteri
Egypt: Mudasser Siddiqui
El Salvador: Carmen Elena Aleman
Ethiopia: Peter Sweetnam (interim)
Ghana: Solomon Tesfa-Mariam
Guatemala: John Lundine
Guinea: Johnson Bien-Aime
Guinea-Bissau: Amelie Soukossi (interim)
Haiti: Eulalia Scutt (interim)
Honduras: Verónica Zambrano
* Indonesia: Dini Widiastuti
Kenya: Kate Maina-Vorley
Laos: Soumya Guha
Liberia: Mohamed Kamal (interim)
Malawi: Phoebe Kasoga 
Mali: Lazare Charles Djibode (interim)
Mozambique: Anne Hoff
Myanmar: Haider Yaqub (interim) 
Nepal: Liz Satow 
Nicaragua: Gerardo Lara
Niger: Mohamed Bah
Nigeria: Hussaini Abdu
Paraguay: Lorena Garcia     
Peru: Veronique Henry
Philippines: Patrick Kirwan (interim)
Rwanda: William Mutero 
Senegal: Bell'Aube Houinato
Sierra Leone: Evariste Sindayigaya
Sri Lanka: John McGown (interim)
South Sudan: George Otim
Sudan: Anika Krstic
Tanzania: Mona Girgis
Thailand: John McGown
Timor-Leste: Dillyana Ximenes
Togo: Awa Faly Ba
Uganda: Iveta Ouvry
Vietnam: Sharon Kane
Zambia: Ramin Shahzamani
Zimbabwe: Angela Muriithi

* Our Country Offices in Brazil and Indonesia are in transition so that they will become support offices (known as National Organisations) in addition to running programmes.

National Organisation Directors

Australia: Susanne Legena 
Belgium: Heidy Rombouts
Canada: Lindsay Glassco
Colombia: Ángela Anzola de Toro
Denmark: Dorthe Petersen
Finland: Ossi Heinanen
France: Yvan Savy 
Germany: Maike Röttger
Hong Kong: Kanie Siu
India: Mohammed Asif
Ireland: Paul O'Brien
Japan: Yuichi Tanada
Korea: Sang-Joo Lee
Netherlands: Garance Reus 
Norway: Kari Helene Partapouli 
Spain: Concha López
Sweden: Mariann Eriksson
Switzerland: Suba Umathevan
United Kingdom: Rose Caldwell
United States: Tessie San Martin 

Deputy Regional Directors

Americas:
Sub Regional Director (Americas) - Peter van Dommelen

Asia Pacific:
Sub Regional Director (South East Asia) – Mattias Bryneson
Sub Regional Director (South Asia) – Andy Baker

Middle East, Eastern & Southern Africa:
Sub Regional Director (Southern Africa) – Charles Businge
Sub Regional Director (North and East Africa) – David MacDonald 

West and Central Africa:
Sub Regional Director (Sahel West Africa) – Fatoumata Haidara
Sub Regional Director (Coastal West Africa) – Sven Coppens
Sub Regional Director (Mano River Cluster) - Bell'Aube Houinato

Heads of  Liaison offices

EU: Serap Altinisik
Geneva: Anne-Sophie Lois 
New York: Leila Asrari (interim)
Pan Africa: Samuel Norgah