Our staff

ICMP is run by a Director-General, appointed by the Commission.

ICMP employs approximately 140 people in its programs and projects around the world. Directors have extensive international and professional experience and a record of commitment in the field of human rights and the search for the missing.

Senior Staff

Andreas Kleiser, Director for Policy and Cooperation

Andreas Kleiser has worked in the field of international cooperation since 1995, initially as an executive officer in the General Secretariat of the Council of Europe. He advised ICMP in 2001 on the establishment of the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and joined the organization as Senior Advisor in 2003. He led ICMP’s […]

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John Tonkyn, Head of ICMP DNA Laboratory

John Tonkyn joined ICMP as Head of the DNA Laboratory in February 2020.  Previously, he worked at the California Department of Justice Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory. At the JBDL, Dr Tonkyn had several roles over a period of 25 years, including working in Method Development, where he helped to validate short tandem repeat DNA analysis […]

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Alexander Hug, Head of the Iraq Program

Alexander Hug, a Swiss national, is an expert on conflict resolution and security issues. He joined ICMP as Head of Mission (ad int.) of the Iraq Program in September 2020. Until the end of 2018, Hug was the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Special Monitoring Mission […]

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Lena Alhusseini, Head of the Syria/MENA Program

Lena Alhusseini joined ICMP in March 2019 as Head of the Syria/MENA Program. She was previously the director of Oregon’s child welfare program, and before that the executive director of the Arab-American Family Support Center, where she focused on helping domestic violence survivors in the New York City area, as well as other family issues […]

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Paul Emanovsky, Head of Archaeology and Anthropology

Paul Emanovsky joined ICMP as the Head of Archaeology and Anthropology Division in November 2020. Dr. Emanovsky worked for more than 18 years at the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratories (DPAA), where he led over 45 archaeological investigations and recoveries of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War era crash sites […]

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