IREX Europe President Mark Whitehouse has more than 20 years of experience in democratic and media development. He has been involved with IREX Europe since its inception in 2004 serving as its first Secretary/Treasurer.
IREX Europe Secretary/Treasurer Helena Stohanzlova is a dedicated human rights and democracy expert with 10 years experience in international relations.
Joyce Warner joined the IREX Europe board in 2010. Joyce is Vice President for Education and Chief of Staff of IREX Europe’s sister organisation, IREX, based in Washington DC in the USA. Joyce oversees IREX’s education development and research support work in over 75 countries.
Board member Patrick Penot Board is director of the Lyon-based international theatre festival ’Sens Interdit’ and has worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Board Member Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi is Director of KOW Media Corporation (KMC), a Somali-owned media company based in Hargeisa, Somailand. Abdi also set up and runs the KOW Media Foundation an NGO based in Hargeisa which promotes peace in the Horn of Africa.
Board member Laurent Allary is an advisor at CFI, the French media cooperation agency. He has also worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
IREX Europe assists in the development of nations and peoples by providing services, programs, infrastructure and technologies that improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, foster pluralistic civil society development, and reduce conflict.