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

Before joining the ICMP in September 2003 as Senior Advisor and subsequently Deputy Chief of Staff, Andreas Kleiser served as an executive officer in the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe. He previously worked as a consultant with international and other organizations, including the OSCE, the World Bank, the EU, UNESCO, OHR, the Soros […]

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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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Rasa Ostrauskaite, Head of Iraq Program

In September 2019, Rasa Ostrauskaite  joined ICMP as Head of Mission in Iraq. For three years until September 2019, she was Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). After joining the OSCE in 2009, Rasa served as Deputy Director for Policy Support Service at the organization’s […]

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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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Andreas Forer, Head of Colombia Program

Andreas Forer graduated in Law from Hannover University and holds a Master’s Degree in European/Comparative Law from the Complutense University in Madrid. With organizations such as OSCE and IOM he has worked in Germany, the Balkans, Pakistan, and Iraq. Until June 2015 he was director of a German cooperation agency, GIZ, program that supported the […]

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