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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Beatriz Martínez

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    Translator and editor
  4. Martin Jelsma

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    Programme Director Drugs & Democracy

    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."...

  5. Pietje Vervest

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    Programmes Director

    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.  

  6. Satoko Kishimoto

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    Programme Coordinator Public Alternatives

    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)...

  7. Sylvia Kay

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    Project Officer

    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...

  8. Susan Medeiros

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    Office Assistant

    Susan came to the Transnational Institute in 2006 as a volunteer after her job at a women's organisation came to an end. She worked as a European Project participant at this organisation that was primarily concerned with the role of women in our society. She eventually went to work for Clean Clothes Campaign where she worked for 3 years. In 2011 she returned to Transnational Institute in the...

  9. Tom Blickman

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    Senior Project Officer

    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...

  10. Jennifer Franco

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    Researcher

    Jennifer C. Franco is a research associate in the Agrarian and Environmental Justice as well as the 'Myanmar in Focus' Programmes of TNI, and an adjunct professor at the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of the China Agricultural University in Beijing....

  11. Lyda Fernanda Forero

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    Project Coordinator AEJ

    Lyda Fernanda Forero is an economist who carries out analysis and campaigning on trade and investment policies, the architecture of impunity created for transnational corporations, and new trends in financialisation and commodification of nature and life. Lyda is Colombian, she has a BA degree in Economics and has  master studies in History at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where...

  12. Lavinia Steinfort

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    Project Officer

    Lavinia Steinfort is a critical geographer and political activist. A s a researcher at the Transnational Institute (TNI) she is working on public alternatives such as (re)municipalisation of public services, a just transition towards energy democracy and transforming finance for the 99%. Lavinia is co-implementing the mPOWER project that facilitates peer learning among European cities for...

  13. Dania Putri

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    Programme Assistent

    Dania started working at TNI as an intern, and later continued as a part-time Programme Assistant for TNI’s Drugs & Democracy Programme. Currently she mainly works on communications outreach and provides general assistance for the Drugs & Democracy and Myanmar in Focus Programme. She earned her degree in International Public Management from The Hague University, and specializes in...

  14. John Kerseboom

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    Personnel Officer/ Office Management

    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...

  15. Renaud Cachia

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    Researcher

    Renaud Cachia (1979) pursued an education in international and humanitarian law but his work soon focused on social issues and international solidarity.  ...

  16. Jorrit Stoker

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    Web Officer

    Jorrit Stoker is TNI's Web Officer and joined TNI in October 2017. Before he studied History at the University of Amsterdam. As Web Officer he works on TNI’s online reach.

  17. Shaun Matsheza

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    Writer

    Shaun Matsheza is a writer and content creator at TNI. He is a communication specialist from Zimbabwe, with extensive experience as a content strategist, editor, producer and trainer in multimedia journalism and creative storytelling. Shaun's passion lies in the link between storytelling and people's perceived ability to effect change in their societies. A lifelong learner and ardent believer...

  18. Shadan Mung Dan Zau

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    Translator
  19. Mónica Vargas

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    Global Campaign Coordinator

    Mónica Vargas Collazos is a researcher for the Corporate Power Project, which is part of the TNI's Economic Justice Program, and has been facilitating the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity since 2015....

  20. Sasha Trifkovic

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    Historical Archivist

    Sasha started volunteering for TNI’s communications team in April 2018 and is currently TNI's in-house historical archivist. She holds an MA in Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Her interest lies in using non-violent communication to move towards each other and find common values and ground. Before moving to Amsterdam, Sasha worked for 9 years as a policy...

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