IFLA has an energetic and dedicated Headquarters team who support the work of our volunteers, as well as ensuring active advocacy and communications in support of the global library field.

Meet them here

Secretary General

Gerald Leitner

Gerald Leitner

NetherlandsI am the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the operational, strategic and financial management of our Federation. I welcome your contact.

Secretariat

Finance Director

Renu Sardjoe Mishre

Renu Sardjoe Mishre

NetherlandsI am responsible for IFLA’s financial operations, accounts and business-related financial, legal and tax compliance.

Administrative Officer and Nominations Coordinator

Lidia Putziger

Lidia Putziger

I'm your contact at the IFLA Secretariat regarding office logistics, IFLA Committees’ terms of Office and the nominations and elections processes.

Project Coordination Assistant

Esther Doria

Esther Doria

I am responsible for supporting logistics for IFLA organised events.

Administrative Assistant

Anne Korhonen

Anne Korhonen

I’m your contact in the IFLA Secretariat regarding IFLA ILL vouchers and requests to translate IFLA publications.

Membership Team

Deputy Secretary General and Director, Member Services

Helen Mandl

Helen Mandl

I am responsible for all aspects of member services, IFLA publications, strategy and operations.

Conference Officer

Marie-Emmanuelle Marande

Marie-Emmanuelle Marande

NetherlandsI'm your contact for all aspects of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, current and future.

Member Engagement Officer

Kristīne Pabērza-Ramiresa

Kristīne Pabērza-Ramiresa

I’m your contact for the IFLA Library Map of the World, including data, country profiles, and impact evaluation and storytelling for the SDG stories.

Professional Support Officer

Megan Price

Megan Price

NetherlandsI’m your contact regarding the work of the Professional Units and the Professional Council, including support with standards, guidelines and tools like Zoom, Survey Gizmo and Basecamp.

Membership Officer

Vesselina Vassileva

Vesselina Vassileva

NetherlandsI’m your contact for any membership questions regarding joining IFLA, renewals and member benefits.

Administrative Assistant, Data Processing and Analysis

Robin Chan

Robin Chan

NetherlandsI'm your contact for membership questions regarding joining IFLA, renewals and payments.

Administrative Assistant, Data Processing and Analysis

Jane Issa

Jane Issa

NetherlandsI'm your contact for membership questions regarding joining IFLA, renewals and payments.

Policy and Advocacy Team

Director, Policy and Advocacy

Stephen Wyber

Stephen Wyber

NetherlandsI'm your contact to discuss IFLA’s advocacy, policy work and engagement with external agents, especially around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and copyright.

Policy and Research Officer

Valensiya Dresvyannikova

Valensiya Dresvyannikova

NetherlandsI’m your contact regarding IFLA’s involvement in digital matters, public internet access, media literacy and policy areas such as the Internet Governance Forum and UN Human Rights Council.

Strategic Development Officer

Despina Gerasimidou

Despina Gerasimidou

I'm your contact to engage with IFLA’s Strategy, the Ideas Store and IFLA’s Regional Divisions.

Policy and Research Officer

Claire McGuire

Claire Mcguire

NetherlandsI’m your contact regarding culture, heritage, preservation and conservation, and climate change; on IFLA’s external partnerships with UNESCO; and IFLA’s global PAC (Preservation and Conservation) Centres.

Communications Team

Communications Officer

Cristina Baró Miró

Cristina Baró Miró

NetherlandsI'm responsible for visual design, branding for IFLA campaigns, the website and social media.

Communications Officer

Louis Takács

Louis Takács

NetherlandsI'm your contact for support with your Unit website, translations and other web material.

Communications Officer

Leonie Woodfin

Leonie Woodfin

NetherlandsI'm responsible for broader digital content creation, including videos, social media posts and campaigns.

Communications Officer

Julia Zvobgo-Rozenboom

Julia Zvobgo-Rozenboom

NetherlandsI'm responsible for IFLA HQ’s Communications Content Calendar. I also write, edit, produce and publish original digital content that appears on the website, videos, social media posts, campaigns, and more.

Strategic Projects

Strategic Projects Manager

Vesna Vuksan

Vesna Vuksan

NetherlandsI'm responsible for strategic and research projects.

Human Resources

Human Resources Officer

Nealette Faurie

Nealette Faurie

NetherlandsI'm responsible for IFLA’s internal HR needs.

Web and IT Team

Web and IT Officer

Chris Ridings

Chris Ridings

NetherlandsI'm responsible for IFLA internal IT needs and the IFLA website.

Web & IT Technician

Justin van der Veeke

Justin van Der Veeke

NetherlandsI support IFLA’s internal IT needs.