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Board of directors and the management team of Mission East



Carsten Wredstrøm

Project and Quality Management Consultant. Chairman of the Mission East Board of Directors since 2010. Has for the last 20 years worked with project and quality management in Denmark and abroad.

Ib Alstrup

Medicines Inspector, IT at the Danish Medicines Agency. Member of the Mission East Board of Directors since 2015. Actively engaged in Karlslunde Strandkirke which has supported the work of Mission East since 2005.

David Hermansen

Lawyer with specialization in business law. Member of the Mission East Board of Directors since April 2016. Experience with Human Rights, including from work in Central America for a church organization and from legal cooperation with Human Rights lawyers.

Ib Nørholm

Private investor. Ordinary member of the Mission East Board of Directors since 2015. Previously member of the Board, 2003-2004. Founder of Japan Photo.

Dietmar Roller

Development and Humanitarian Aid specialist. Ordinary member of the Mission East Board of Directors since 2015 and ordinary member of board for Mission East Deutschland since 2013. Has as independent consultant carried out tasks for Mission East in Burma, North Korea and Iraq. Previously CEO of Kindernothilfe. Currently Chairman of the Board for International Justice Mission in Germany. Background in anthropology. 


The management

Kim Hartzner

Managing Director. Responsible for leadership, strategic direction and general management of Mission East, including external profiling and key donor relationships. Medical Doctor. Co-founder of Mission East, previously Operations Director and Country Director in Armenia.

Vibeke Hauge Førrisdahl

Director of the Copenhagen office. Responsible for fundraising, communication, administration and liaison with the Danish state. Holds a Master’s degree in psychology and international development studies. Has worked for Mission East since 2012, formerly as Liaison & Event Officer and Programme Manager for Tajikistan.

Peter Drummond Smith

Deputy Managing Director and Operations Director, Brussels. Responsible for relief and development programming. Joined Mission East in 1997. Engineer with a background in international business and aid management.

Marianne Le Floch

Finance and Human Resources Director, Brussels. Joined Mission East in February 2007 as Finance Manager. Worked with the industry sector as Cost Controller and International Treasurer for 8 years and 3 years with humanitarian support in different countries of Africa.

Richard Peppiette

Support Manager, Brussels. Responsible for IT systems and their use in making the most out of our available staff and donations since 2000. Previous experience as electronics engineer who has worked for aid organisations in the field.

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