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 (More)

Dr. Cindy Fast

Head of Training & Innovation (More)

Michael Heiman

MA Asia Regional Manager (More)

Ibro Tinjak

MA Head Dog Trainer

John Sörbö

Program Manager MA Mozambique & Zimbabwe  (More)

Manuel João Agostinho

Program Manager MA Angola (More)

Dr. Tefera 

Head of Tuberculosis (More)

Dr. Negussie Beyene

Program Manager TB Ethiopia (More)

Robert Burny

Program Manager TB Mozambique (More)

Dr. Joseph Soka

Program Manager TB Tanzania (More)

Nicolas Chammas

Head of IT (More)

Esther Haalboom 

Executive Secretary (More)

Javier Castillo

Head of Marketing (More)

Emma Mortiboy

Public Fundraising Officer (More)

Lily Shallom

Communications Manager (More)

Jen Yoder

Donor Service Support

APOPO vzw Board

Professor Herwig Leirs

Chairman (More)

Joris Schoofs

Vice-Chairman (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)