Head Office

Located in Bonn, Germany, the Head Office of IFOAM - Organics International takes care of day-to-day operational actives ranging from membership management and organic program implementation to the organization of leadership courses. The Head Office consists of the following departments:

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Executive Director and Regional Coordinators

Markus Arbenz, Executive Director

Executive Director

m.arbenz [at] ifoam.bio

Omkar Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director Assistant

ED Assistant

o.gopalakrishnan [at] ifoam.bio

Patricia Flores, Latin America Coordinator

Latin America Coordinator

p.flores [at] ifoam.bio


David Gould, North America Representative & Value Chain Coordinator

North American Representative

d.gould [at] ifoam.bio


Thomas Cierpka, Deputy Director

Deputy Director

t.cierpka [at] ifoam.bio

Norman Oehlandt, Accountant

Financial Controlling

n.oehlandt [at] ifoam.bio

Simon Kufferath, IT

IT Officer

s.kufferath [at] ifoam.bio

Alicja Klaus, Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator

a.klaus [at] ifoam.bio

Membership and communications Department

Denise Godinho, Membership & Communications Manager

Membership & Comms. Manager

d.godinho [at] ifoam.bio

Niamh Holland-Essoh, Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

n.holland [at] ifoam.bio

Segolene Arnould, Membership and Comms. Administration Assistant

Membership & Comms. Administration Assistant

s.arnould [at] ifoam.bio

Catherine Reynolds, Editor


c.reynolds [at] ifoam.bio


Patrick German, Digital Communications Assistant

Digital Communications Assistant

p.german [at] ifoam.bio

Advocacy Department

Gabor Figeczky, Advocacy Manager

Advocacy Manager

g.figeczky [at] ifoam.bio

Cristina Grandi, Chief Food Security Campaigner

Chief Food Security Campaigner

c.grandi [at] ifoam.bio

Organic Policy & Guarantee Department 

Joelle Katto-Andrighetto, Organic Policy & Guarantee Manager

Organic Policy & Guarantee Manager

j.katto [at] ifoam.bio

Diane Bowen, Senior Project Manager

Organic Guarantee Senior Advisor
d.bowen [at] ifoam.bio

David Gould, North America Representative & Value Chain Coordinator

Program Facilitator

d.gould [at] ifoam.bio

Federica Varini, Organic Policy and Guarantee

Organic Policy and Guarantee

f.varini [at] ifoam.bio








Barbara Zilly, Programs Manager

Programs Manager

b.zilly [at] ifoam.bio

Shaknoza Kurbanalieva, Deputy Programs Manager

Programs and Acquisitions

s.kurbanalieva [at] ifoam.bio

Cornelia Kirchner, Programs & Value Chain Coordinator

Programs and Organic Guarantee

c.kirchner [at] ifoam.bio

Organic Academy

Konrad Hauptfleisch, Academy Manager

Academy Manager

k.hauptfleisch [at] ifoam.bio

Claudia Meinicke, Administration Coordinator

Academy Coordinator

c.meinicke [at] ifoam.bio

Head Office Contact Details

IFOAM - Organics International
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 5
53113 Bonn

Phone: +49-228-92650-10
Fax: +49-228-92650-99    
e-mail: headoffice [at] ifoam.bio