Our People

APOPO’s dedicated team is made up of experts from all backgrounds who bring a diverse and progressive element to our work.
 Here’s who we are:

Management Team

Christophe Cox

CEO & Co-Founder (More)

Anna Bouchier

Swiss Director (More)

Charlie Richter

U.S. Director

Dr. Cindy Fast

Head of Training & Innovation (More)

Michael Heiman

MA Asia Regional Manager (More)

Tesfazghi (Tess) Tewelde

MA Africa Regional Manager (More)

Manuel João Agostinho

Program Manager MA Angola (More)

Dr. Lena Fiebig

Head of Tuberculosis (More)

Dr. Georgies Mgode

Program Manager TB Tanzania (More)

Robert Burny

Program Manager TB Mozambique (More)

Dr. Negussie Beyene

Program Manager TB Ethiopia (More)

Esther Haalboom 

Executive Secretary (More)

Lily Shallom

Communications Manager

Chris Franz

Public Fundraising (More)

Bastian van Mierlo

Head of IT (More)

APOPO vzw Board

Professor Herwig Leirs

Chairman (More)

Joris Schoofs

Vice-Chairman (More)

Professor Mic Billet

Pro-Chairman and co-founder  (More)

Dr. Adee Schoon

Board Member  (More)

Gerrit Ruitinga

Board Member (More)

Piet van Hove

Board Member (More)

Thierry de Meulder

Board Member (More)

Kristien Verbrugghen

Board Member (More)