ifaw is a network of experts exploring new ideas to create real solutions.

IFAW Experts

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu

Director - France & Francophone Africa

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Shannon Walajtys

Director – Disaster Response & Risk Reduction

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Grace Ge Gabriel

Regional Director - Asia

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taking action on the ground, or lobbying governments at the highest level, our global team is committed to delivering real world solutions for animals, people and the place we call home.

Expert opinions

IFAW statement on badger cull figures

On the UK Ivory Ban


I have never been satisfied with just fighting the good fight. We need to actually make a difference.

Azzedine Downes

President and CEO

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Kelvin Alie

Executive Vice President

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Sonja Van Tichelen

Vice President – International Operations

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Jimmiel Mandima

Deputy Vice President - Conservation

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Jason Bell

Vice President - Conservation & Animal Rescue

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from our board members to our senior executives, IFAW is led by a team of dedicated professionals who think outside the box to deliver real impact for animals and people.

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