Team and Boards



Ilona Szabó de Carvalho

Executive director and program coordinator for drug policy


Robert Muggah

Research director and program coordinator for citizen security


Barbara Fernandes

Planning and innovation director


Melina Risso

Programs director

Team members

Adriana Abdenur

Peace and International Security Coordinator


Ana Paula Nascimento

Administrative Analyst


Brodie Ferguson

Research Fellow


Carolina Taboada



Cristiane de Oliveira Carneiro

HR and Administrative Analyst


Dandara Tinoco

Senior Advisor – Communications and Research


Elayne Cirne

Communications Officer

Emile Badran

Senior Project Advisor

Felipe Rios

Finance Assistant


Gabriela Cardim

Researcher intern


Giovanna Kuele



Isabela Santiago

Communication intern


Joelma Ferreira

Financial officer


Justin Kosslyn

Research Fellow


Juan Carlos Garzón

Regional Senior Advisor

Katherine Aguirre

Senior Researcher


Louise Marie Hurel



Luisa Cruz Lobato



Lycia Brasil

Research Assistant


Maiara Folly

Junior Researcher


Max Holender

Finance Coordinator


Michele dos Ramos

Special Advisor


Pedro Augusto

Senior researcher

Raquel Miranda

Executive assistant


Renata Giannini

Public Security and Justice Coordinator


Renata Rodrigues

Press Officer


Raphael Durão

Art Director


Raphael Melo

Senior System Engineer


Sergio Menezes

Junior Communications Analyst


Terine Husek

Senior Researcher


Thomas Abt

Senior Research Fellow


The Igarapé Institute is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability in all of its programs and activities. To help it accomplish its mandate, the Institute is governed by an Administrative Board, a Fiscal Council, an Advisory Board and an Honorary Board. These boards meet regularly in Brazil, and virtually.

Administrative Board

Fiscal Board

Advisory Council

Honorary Board

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former president of Brazil


Cesar Gaviria 

Former president of Colombia


Bruno Giussani 

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