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

Charlie Richter

US Director

Dr. Cindy Fast

Head of Training & Behavioral Research (More)

Håvard Bach

Head of Mine Action (More)

Ashley Fitzpatrick

Mine Action Advisor (More)

Michael Heiman

Program Manager MA Cambodia (More)

Manuel João Agostinho

Program Manager MA Angola

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)

Chris Frantz

Public Fundraising (More)

Bastian van Mierlo

Head of IT (More)


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)

Jan de Bisschop

Board Member (More)

Piet van Hove

Board Member (More)

Thierry de Meulder

Board Member (More)