Governance & Structure

The IFBA has established a representative governance structure to ensure the organization remains responsive and accountable to Members, key stakeholders and funders, maintaining a consistent, consensus-driven approach in pursuing the organization’s mission and stated objectives. The IFBA is formally governed by a Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction and oversight, and is elected by the IFBA’s membership. Supported by a Secretariat, the IFBA’s Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and programs, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Regional Program Coordinators are in key regions internationally, and play a liaison role with local Member Associations, partners and stakeholders.

IFBA Secretariat

Maureen Ellis
Maureen EllisExecutive Director
Louise Ems
Louise EmsAdministrative Manager
Stephanie Norlock
Stephanie NorlockProgram Officer
Dionysis Vourtsis
Dionysis VourtsisCommunications & Project Officer
Michael Weaver
Michael Weaver Program Coordinator
Albert Bunyasi
Albert BunyasiEast Africa Regional Program Coordinator
Xavier Morey-Besner
Xavier Morey-Besner IFBA’s Program Assistant

IFBA Board of Directors

Lela Bakanidze
Lela Bakanidze Chair (Georgia)
Aamer Ikram
Aamer IkramVice-Chair (Pakistan)
Pierrette Mefomdjo
Pierrette Mefomdjo Board Member (Cameroon)
José Alberto Díaz-Quiñonez
José Alberto Díaz-QuiñonezBoard Member (Mexico)
Viji Vijayan
Viji Vijayan Board Member (Singapore)
Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer
Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer Board Member (Mali)
Asadulghani Board Member (Bangladesh)
Benjamin Fontes
Benjamin Fontes Board Member (USA)
Leonora Nusblat
Leonora Nusblat Board Member (Argentina)
TM Chua
TM Chua Board Member (Singapore)
J. Reed Cohen
J. Reed Cohen Board Member (USA)
Sheila Ribeiro
Sheila Ribeiro Board Observer (USA)
Daniel Feakes
Daniel Feakes Board Observer (Switzerland)
Keith Landy
Keith Landy Board Observer (USA)

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