A Competent Global Team With Heart

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, (HRNS) is made up of a diverse group of people. Our competent teams across the globe works hand-in-hand with smallholder farmer families. Whether they are based in one of our eight offices or are in the field conducting a training for local coffee farmers, our team is devoted and experienced. With over 250 individuals with values such as trust, dedication, and loyalty which guide our activities worldwide.

Odianosen Akhibi
M&E Data Analyst

Stine Albrecht
Program & Partnership Manager

Anja Castorff-Triebler
Project Controller

Stefan Cognigni
Regional Manager – East-Africa

Elio Cruz
Co-Country Manager – Brazil

Kirsten Ehrich
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager

Desalegn Eyob
Country Manager – Ethiopia

Simon Gerstner
Working Student

Jesko Johannsen
Global Head of Communications

Stephan Koch
Assistant to the Executive Management

Dr. Marco Kruse
Program & Partnership Manager

Claudia Lemgau-Klimek
Financial Accountant

Elda Lopéz
Co-Regional Manager Central America

Cornelia Magnussen
Project Accountant West Africa

Sven Magnussen
Financial Accounting Manager

Bianca Meeske
Project Accountant
(Maternity Leave)

Morgan Mkonyi
Deputy Country Manager – Tanzania

Malisa Mukanga
Co-Country Manager – Uganda

Denis do Nascimento Silva
Co-Country Manager – Brazil

Ronny Niedrich
Financial Controller

Michael Opitz
Managing Director

Harm van Oudenhoven
Country Manager Indonesia

Walter Reichmann
Project Controller


Janka Rokob
Program & Partnership Manager

Stefan Ruge
Program Manager Climate

Pablo Ruiz
Co-Regional Manager
Central America

Marion Schenk
Human Resource Manager/Legal Counsel

Jens Sorgenfrei
Managing Director

Agnetha Tarzoult
Project Accountant

Jorge Tiemeier
Member of Executive Management

George Tillya
Country Manager – Tanzania

Blaga Zlateva
Co-Country Manager – Uganda

Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is made up of leading professionals in their field who set the direction of our foundation. Their independence from the foundation ensures an effective strategy and a path to achieving our goals.

Pablo García

Karl Gernandt

Berry Marttin

Dr. Ulrike Murmann

Michael R. Neumann

Philip Oetker

Prof. Dr. Stefan

Olaf Tschimpke

Annemieke Wijn

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