Our Team

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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Governance Department 

Executive Director

Thomas Cierpka, Deputy DirectorDeputy DirectorOffice Coordinator

Norman Oehlandt

Financial Controlling

Omkar Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director AssistantED AssistantMembership Coordinator

Simon Kufferath, ITIT Officer


Capacity Development

Head of Capacity Developement

Head of Capacity DevelopmentSpecialist Program Development

Patricia Flores, Latin America CoordinatorLatin America Coordinator

David Gould, North America Representative & Value Chain CoordinatorSenior FacilitatorPrograms Coordinator

Senior Academy Coordinator

Senior Program Officer

Project Coordinator

Policy and Guarantee Department

Head of Policy & Guarantee 

Head of Global Policy 

Chief Food Security Campaigner

Diane Bowen, Senior Project ManagerOrganic Guarantee Senior Advisor

Organic Policy & Guarantee Specialist

Organic Policy & Guarantee Specialist

Organic Policy & Guarantee Specialist





Head of Communications

Niamh Holland-Essoh, Communications Coordinator  Senior Communications Coordinator

Patrick German, Digital Communications AssistantDigital Communications Coordinator         

Kashif Khan, Digital Marketing Coordinator Digital Marketing Coordinator



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