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:

Our organisational chart and a general one can be found here.

Click here for directions to the Head Office.

Governance Department 

Markus Arbenz, Executive DirectorExecutive Director

Thomas Cierpka, Deputy DirectorDeputy DirectorOffice Coordinator

Norman Oehlandt

Financial Controling

Omkar Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director AssistantED AssistantSegolene Arnould, Membership and Comms. Administration AssistantMembership Coordinator

Simon Kufferath, ITIT Officer

Silja Heyland, Program Department & Research InternMonitoring & Evaluation


Capacity Development

Barbara Zilly, Programs ManagerHead of Capacity Development

Konrad Hauptfleisch, Academy ManagerHead of Capacity DevelopmentSpecialist Program Development

Patricia Flores, Latin America CoordinatorLatin America Coordinator

David Gould, North America Representative & Value Chain CoordinatorNorth American RepresentativePrograms Coordinator

Senior Academy Coordinator

Programs & Aquisitions


Policy and Guarantee Department

Head of Policy and Guarantee 

Head of Policy and Guarantee 

Chief Food Security Campaigner

Diane Bowen, Senior Project ManagerOrganic Guarantee Senior Advisor

Organic Policy and Guarantee Specialist

Organic Policy and Guarantee Specialist

Organic Policy and Guarantee Specialist



Head of Communications

Niamh Holland-Essoh, Communications Coordinator  Senior Communications Coordinator







Campaign &       Communications Coordinator            

Kashif Khan, Digital Marketing Coordinator Digital Marketing Coordinator

Patrick German, Digital Communications AssistantDigital Communications 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