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  1. Fiona Dove

    Fiona Dove

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    Executive Director

    Fiona Dove has been Executive Director of TNI since 1995. She holds degrees in Development Studies and Industrial Sociology, and a post-graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods....

  2. Beatriz Martínez

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    Translator and editor
  3. Pietje Vervest

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    Researcher

    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.  

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  5. Siobhán Airey

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    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...

  6. 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...

  7. Daniel Chavez

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    Researcher

    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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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...

  11. Elisabeth IJmker

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    PMEL Officer

    Elisabeth is TNI’s Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer. She supports staff in their strategic thinking and reporting and aims to improve demonstrable effectiveness of TNI’s programmes. She holds a dual MA in International Relations (Syracuse University) and Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague). Before joining TNI in 2016, she was employed at the...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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."...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Kees Kimman

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    Finance Officer

    After working as a Teacher of Mathematics at Wageningen University for more than 11 years and at the same time co-running a non-profit second-hand shop, Kees started in 2005 to work for TNI combining the jobs of Finance Manager and Bureau Manager. Since 2011 he focused on Finances. He also studies Mandarin, but that is just a hobby.

  20. 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....

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