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 Director

Executive Director

Thomas Cierpka, Deputy Director

Deputy Director

Alicja Klaus, Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator

Norman Oehlandt

Financial Controlling

Omkar Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director Assistant

ED Assistant

Segolene Arnould, Membership and Comms. Administration Assistant

Membership Administration Assistant

Simon Kufferath, IT

IT Officer

Rawan Alomari, Administration & Value Chain Intern

Administration & Value Chain Intern


Capacity Development DEPARTMENT - implementing Supply pillar strategy

Barbara Zilly, Programs Manager

Programs Manager

Konrad Hauptfleisch, Academy Manager

Academy Manager

Claudia Meinicke, Administration Coordinator

Academy Coordinator

Cristina Andrei, Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Cornelia Kirchner, Programs & Value Chain Coordinator

Programs and Organic Guarantee

David Gould, North America Representative & Value Chain Coordinator

North American Representative

Patricia Flores, Latin America Coordinator

Latin America Coordinator

Shaknoza Kurbanalieva, Deputy Programs Manager

Programs and Acquisitions

Policy & Guarantee Systems  Department - IMPLEMENTInG POLICY & GUARANTEE PILlAR STRATEGY

Gabor Figeczky, Advocacy Manager

Advocacy Manager

Organic Policy & Guarantee Manager

Cristina Grandi, Chief Food Security Campaigner

Chief Food Security Campaigner

Diane Bowen, Senior Project Manager

Organic Guarantee Senior Advisor

Federica Varini, Organic Policy and Guarantee

Organic Policy and Guarantee







Communications Department  - IMPLEMENTInG DEMAND PILlAR STRATEGY

Denise Godinho, Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Niamh Holland-Essoh, Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Danijel Snjegota, Visual Communications Designer

Visual Communications Designer


Danijel Snjegota, Visual Communications Designer

Digital Communications Assistant

Kashif Kahn, 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