Yann Folly is a project manager with over ten years of experience in the private sector, most recently within Merck Serono’s Clinical Operations driving capacity and processes improvement projects. After completing his Master degree in international relations from the graduate institute in Geneva, he worked as project manager and consultant of a marketing consultancy in his home town Biel/Bienne. Following a break and in internship in Chile, he returned to work as a conference officer for the Geneva Center for Security Policy, an international foundation and learning center. Yann is fluent in German, French and English with a good knowledge of Spanish and is a graduate of the class 2008.
Drew Gardiner joined the ILO in 2008 and currently acts as Technical Cooperation Specialist in the Youth Employment Programme. He is in charge of the ILO’s Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment which provides technical and financial support for impact evaluation studies. Drew has led or participated in over 30 technical missions in the Middle East and Africa providing advice to government and social partners on the design of youth employment projects and policies. He is also an accomplished trainer, facilitator and coach on results based management practices. Before joining YEN, Drew led youth development projects in Zambia and Senegal. He holds an IO-MBA from HEC, University of Geneva.
Adrienne Perves has more than 13 years international experience in both the private & public sectors. In the private sector, she has spent the last 6 years working in Marketing at Procter & Gamble. Previously, she spent 5 years working as a consultant on USAID & Dept. of State funded development projects. 3 of those years, she was in Iraq working on the U.S. funded reconstruction program. Prior to that she worked as a consultant for the International Finance Corporation.
Adrienne graduated from the IOMBA program in 2007. She also has a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Adrienne is currently based in Geneva where she lives with her husband and baby daughter.
Rita Kaali works in Geneva at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a Program Officer in the Middle East and North Africa team. She has previously worked at Ashoka and the Business Humanitarian Forum, developing strategies for engaging corportations and exploring new opportunity spaces for cross-sector collaboration. During IOMBA she helped organize the 2011 Geneva Forum on Social Change focusing on the impact of social media on humanitarian and development challenges. She has a BA in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Richmond in the United States.
Meggi Rombach works as Corporate Fundraising Manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. She is responsible for mobilizing resources from companies and associations. This includes researching and developing new approaches to corporate alliances.
Prior to her decision to do the IOMBA, Meggi worked in brand management for eight years; mainly at Procter & Gamble. In 2010, she participated in a sabbatical program with UNICEF and worked as Communication and Fundraising consultant in the Cameroon office.
Meggi graduated from the IOMBA program in 2012. After working with UNICEF’s Emergency Operations in Geneva for nine months, she joined the ICRC in April 2013.
Liat Langenkamp is a freelance development consultant working in Myanmar with local NGOs and social enterprises. She helps these organizations expand their operations and plan new projects, through research and analysis, workshop facilitation and strategic communication planning. Previously, she worked mostly in the private sector, as a business development analyst in Tel-Aviv, Israel and later in brand management at Procter&Gamble in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of the IOMBA, she interned with the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Foresight team. Liat holds a masters’ degree in economics and graduated from IOMBA in 2012.
Nadejda Loumbeva is Advisor Knowledge and Learning at Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation where she works with inside and outside counterparts on knowledge management and organisational development issues. Before, Nadejda has worked with UN and International Organisations on learning and development issues, mostly focusing on lesson learning, communities of practice and group learning, monitoring and evaluation, and participatory approaches to organisational development. She has also had exposure to the for-profit sector through coordinating an IT development project at an international bank. Nadejda’s background is in psychology, human-computer interaction, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. She graduated from the IOMBA programme in 2006.
Paul Bonilla is a Senior Program Officer for Mozambique at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. Originally from the United States, he currently serves as Secretary of the Georgetown Club of Switzerland and prides himself on keeping in close contact with IOMBA colleagues throughout the world. Paul graduated from the IOMBA program in 2009, as part of the dual-degree program with Georgetown University.