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Bo Percival, Innovation Lead for Skills and Opportunities for Youth at Plan International

Bo Percival

Innovation Lead for Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

Sitting at the junction of technology and development, Bo Percival is a self proclaimed ‘giant nerd’, dedicated to uncovering insights at the intersection of behaviour, economics, technology and development.

Esther Yungsung Lisa Rueden

Global Technical Lead for 'LEAD' - girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change

German-Korean Esther specialises in international law. While she volunteered Amnesty International and in refugee camps, she evolved her passion for development cooperation. Esther has worked for several INGOs in Germany as well as in the field in Indonesia.

Lena Blos, Global Technical Lead and Coordinator - youth as active drivers of change, Plan International

Lena Blos

Coordinator & Global Technical Lead - LEAD - girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change

Lena, a German native, currently functions as both LEAD Coordinator and Global Technical Lead, while pursuing a master’s degree in Global Diplomacy.

Lena spent several years working in Thailand’s education sector, while also participating in volunteering projects and internships with the UN.

Aftab Alam

Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International

In his 18 year career, Mr Alam has responded to some of the biggest emergencies and conflicts and specialises in cash based programmes.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

Top UN executive Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Plan International.

Serap Altinisik

Plan International EU Office Head of Office | EU Representative

Serap joined the Plan International EU Office as Head of Office and EU Representative in April 2018. During the International Civil Society Week in April 2019 taking place in Belgrade Serap was elected as Board Member of Civicus.

Gabriela Bucher, Chief Operating Officer, Plan International

Gabriela Bucher

Chief Operating Officer

Gabriela Bucher is the Chief Operating Officer for Plan International, an organization which strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.  

Débora Cóbar

Regional Director, Plan International Latin America & The Caribbean

Débora has worked for Plan International since 2000 and became Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018.

Ms Stefanie Conrad, Head of Global Adviser Team, Plan International

Stefanie Conrad

Head of Programme Excellence, Plan International Global Hub

Stefanie Conrad started her career in the development sector with Plan International in Germany 25 years ago.