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 Beatriz Duarte

Communications officer


Ana Clara Teixeira

Communication intern


Ana Paula Nascimento

Administrative Analyst


Ana Paula Pellegrino



Brodie Ferguson

Research Fellow


Carol Viviana Porto
Junior Researcher


Carolina Taboada



Cristiane de Oliveira Carneiro

HR and Administrative Analyst

Dandara Tinoco

Communication and Reseach Advisor


Emile Badran

Senior Project Advisor


Felipe Rios

Finance Assistant


Giovanna Kuele



Joelma Ferreira

Financial officer


Justin Kosslyn

Research Fellow

Juan Carlos Garzón

Regional Senior Advisor


Katherine Aguirre

Senior Researcher


Laís Clemente Pereira

Digital Communications Analyst


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 Schargel

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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