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Bo Percival, Innovation Lead for Skills and Opportunities for Youth at Plan International

Bo Percival

Innovation Lead for Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

Sitting at the junction of technology and development, Bo Percival is a self proclaimed ‘giant nerd’, dedicated to uncovering insights at the intersection of behaviour, economics, technology and development.

Esther Yungsung Lisa Rueden

Global Technical Lead for 'LEAD' - girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change

German-Korean Esther specialises in international law. While she volunteered Amnesty International and in refugee camps, she evolved her passion for development cooperation. Esther has worked for several INGOs in Germany as well as in the field in Indonesia.

Lena Blos, Global Technical Lead and Coordinator - youth as active drivers of change, Plan International

Lena Blos

Coordinator & Global Technical Lead - LEAD - girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change

Lena, a German native, currently functions as both LEAD Coordinator and Global Technical Lead, while pursuing a master’s degree in Global Diplomacy.

Lena spent several years working in Thailand’s education sector, while also participating in volunteering projects and internships with the UN.

Aftab Alam

Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam

Cash Based Programme in Emergencies Specialist (Global Lead), Plan International

In his 18 year career, Mr Alam has responded to some of the biggest emergencies and conflicts and specialises in cash based programmes.

Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

Top UN executive Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Plan International.

Serap Altinisik

Plan International EU Office Head of Office | EU Representative

Serap is the Head of the EU Office and EU Representative of Plan International. She has been leading the EU office since April 2018.

Marcia Banasko

Head of Influencing

Marcia joined the team of the EU Office of Plan International in March 2021 as the Head of Influencing. Her role is to ensure EU institutions and Plan International work hand in hand towards advancing the rights of children and girls around the world and that EU policies and frameworks successfully reflect that.

Débora Cóbar

Regional Director, Plan International Latin America & The Caribbean

Débora has worked for Plan International since 2000 and became Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018.

Jessica Cooke - Resilience and Climate Change Policy Officer

Jessica Cooke

Resilience and Climate Change Policy Officer

Since joining Plan International in 2016, Jess has provided technical and policy expertise on climate change and resilience.