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  1. Fiona Dove

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    Executive Director

    Fiona Dove has been Executive Director of TNI since 1995. She holds degrees in Development Studies (MA, Institute for Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Industrial Sociology (BA Hons, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa), and a post-graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)....

  2. Beatriz Martínez

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    Translator and editor
  3. Pietje Vervest

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    Programme Coordinator

    Pietje Vervest is an economic anthropologist. She has specialised in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and in the international investment regime. At TNI she coordinates the Economic Justice Programme and the Myanmar in Focus Programme, is part of the Coordination Group of the Seattle to Brussels network and is the European anchor of the Asia-Europe People's Forum.  

  4. Siobhán Airey

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    Researcher

    Siobhán’s research focuses on the relationship between law, governance and development and she has recently commenced an Irish Research Council Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (Oct 2017 – Sept 2020) focusing on the international governance of the financing of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Fellowship has been structured as an innovative partnership between...

  5. Daniel Chavez

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    Fellow

    Daniel Chavez, a TNI fellow, specialises in left politics, state companies and public services. He is an active contributor of the Municipal Services Project (MSP) research network, has contributed to Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South (Routledge, 2012) and has co-edited The Reinvention of the State: Public Enterprises and Development in...

  6. Katja Gertman

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    Finance assistant

    Katja is from Jekaterinburg, Russia. She moved to the Netherlands in 2003. She studied at the Economic University in Jekaterinburg where she received her bachelor in 1993.

  7. Brid Brennan

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    Researcher

    Brid has put Transnational Institute at the heart of dynamic international networks from every continent campaigning against trade liberalisation. She is co-founder of the European Solidarity Centre for the Philippines and most recently, RESPECT, a Europe-wide anti-racist network for migrant domestic workers. 

  8. Cecilia Olivet

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    Researcher

    Cecilia Olivet is a social scientist who specialises in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and the international investment regime.  Cecilia is Uruguayan, has a BA degree in International Relations from Universidad de la República in Uruguay and an MA in International Politics and East Asia from Warwick University, UK. In 2005, she joined TNI where she is part of the Economic...

  9. Hilde van der Pas

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    Communications Officer

    Hilde van der Pas joined the 'Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives' programme in July 2011. She has a BA degree in journalism and a MA in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.

  10. Martin Jelsma

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    Programme Director

    Martin Jelsma is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy.  In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy."...

  11. Pien Metaal

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    Programme Coordinator

    Pien Metaal is a researcher with TNI. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Relations from University of Amsterdam. She has been a member of the Transnational Institute's Drugs and Democracy team since 2002, though her participation with the Programme dates further back....

  12. Satoko Kishimoto

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    Researcher

    Satoko Kishimoto was an environmental activist and active in the youth environmental movement in Japan in the 1990s. She began working with TNI in 2003, at the time of 3rd World Water Forum held in Kyoto, Japan. TNI successfully organized a seminar on Alternatives to Water Privatisation, which was the starting point of the Water Justice Project. In 2005, the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW)...

  13. Sylvia Kay

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    Researcher

    Sylvia Kay is a political scientist with an MSc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Social Science (LSE). She joined TNI in 2011 as a researcher working on issues around land tenure, natural resource governance, and agricultural investment. She has written various studies and policy briefs for TNI on land and water grabbing, the role of public policy in rural development...

  14. Tom Blickman

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    Programme Coordinator

    Tom Blickman is a Senior Project Officer at the Transnational Institute (TNI), based in Amsterdam. Since 1997, he has been working for TNI's Drugs & Democracy Programme, specializing in international drug control policy and the UN conventions, drug markets, alternative development, money laundering and organised crime. Tom is a regular speaker at international policy conferences and advises...

  15. Ernestien Jensema

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    Programme Coordinator

    Ernestien Jensema (1971) is a social anthropologist who has been working as a researcher and project coordinator with the Drugs & Democracy Programme of TNI since 2008. She focuses on issues related to the UN drug control system and the Drugs and Democracy Programme’s Asia project....

  16. Niels Jongerius

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    Researcher

    Niels Jongerius joined the 'Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives' programme in February 2016. He has a BA degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen. He has worked in the European parliament from 2009-2014. In 2015 He  worked for the German Trade Union Federation in Berlin. He also studied and worked in Shanghai.

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    Katie Sandwell

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    Researcher

    Katie Sandwell joined TNI in 2016. She holds a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from York University, Canada focusing on food sovereignty and local food movements. She has lived in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands and has been involved with a range of food, community, environmental, and social justice organizations. At TNI she works with the...

  18. Benny Kuruvilla

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    Researcher

    Benny Kuruvilla is a researcher with the Transnational Institute where he works on trade policy, corporate power and new politics. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai) and a masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi). From 2004-2011, he was with the Bangkok based  Focus on the Global South. Subsequently,he headed and helped...

  19. John Kerseboom

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    Personnel Officer

    John started in the beginning of 2016 at TNI as Personnel Officer. Before joining TNI he worked as a human resource adviser in the Dutch NGO sector. He studied personnel management at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem. Followed by the study business law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. As a volunteer, John is working for the Dutch trade union CNV. When not at work he can be found...

  20. Albert Janssen

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    Network System Administrator

    Albert Janssen is the dedicated server sysadmin for TNI since 2007. He's a passionate open source advocate since 1995, and helped TNI to migrate from Microsoft Windows to Linux on the desktops. When he's not behind a computer screen for work he likes to talk to his cat, play chess, work in the garden or meet with friends.

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