Staff

With over 80 staff members in 9 different regions, SPARK has a diverse team of 18 different nationalities, consisting of experienced professionals from the non-profit and private sector.

  • Amman Office

    • "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

      Judith Vollebregt

      Country Representative Jordan
    • "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

      Haitham Kukhun

      Project Manager
    • "The most beautiful part of our dreams is that we "keep trying" to make them come true"

      Mohannad Sameeh Khateeb

      Senior Finance Officer

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      Amani Khalaf Al-Nsairat

      Project Officer
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      Tamara Tuqan

      Project Officer

    Beirut Office

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      Claudine Ramadi

      Business and Employability Manager
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      Sirine El Halabi

      Programme Officer

    Belgrade Office

    • "Don't be cool. Like everything"

      Verica Koraćević

      Head of Acquisition
    • "You cannot pluck the feathers from an iron rooster"

      Simon Briggs

      Business Development Consultant
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      Ivana Spasojević

      General Ledger Accountant

    • "If you can dream it you can do it"

      Danijela Milanovic

      Office Assistant
    • "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. "

      Ana Nesovic

      Finance officer
    • "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

      Djordje Hadzic

      M&E Data Officer

    • "Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."

      Dusan Radivojevic

      Business Development Officer

    Bujumbura Office

    • "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

      Nadia Nintunze

      Country Manager
    • "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it"

      Jeltsje de Blauw

      Project Officer
    • " I never lose or I win or I learn"

      Charlotte Bedetse

      Finance and Administrative Assistant

    • "If you want to be trusted be honest, if you want to be honest be true, if you want to be true be..."

      Francine Gahimbare

      Beekeeping Trainer
    • "If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything"

      Floriane Favie Kaneza

      Programme Assistant
    • "Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place"

      Nelly Christella Nkeshimana

      Finance and Administrative Assistant

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      Nestor Ndihokubwayo

      Agribusiness Trainer
    • "Peace lights the way"

      Mahoro Joseph Desiré

      Logistics officer

    Erbil Office

    • "You must be the change you wish to see in the world "

      Raheil Aziz Qaradaghy

      Country Representative
    • "God is gentle and loves gentleness"

      Yaseen R Hassan

      Project Officer
    • "Life is a school, its teacher is time and its lessons are experiments"

      Hogar Bebane

      Higher Education Coordinator

    Gaziantep office

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      Subhe Mustafa

      Country manager Syria
    • "It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse"

      Islam El-Ghazouly

      Deputy Regional Project Coordinator
    • "Time well organized is certainly proof of well-organized mind"

      Musaab Rahal

      Finance & Project Officer

    • "A word to the wise is infuriating."

      Ammar Alhamad

      Regional Manager HES
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      Lambrecht Wessels

      Regional Programme Manager HES
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      Gulsen Devre

      Country Manager Turkey

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      Ibrahim Halil Timurtas

      Project Officer

    Hargeysa Office

    • "Change your thoughts and you change your world"

      Ahmed Esse

      LEAD Programme manager
    • "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out"

      Moukhtar Mohamoud Mohumed

      Finance Officer

    Kigali Office

    • "While there's life there's hope"

      Beatrice Murekatete

      Finance Officer
    • "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

      Marthe Paauwe

      Country Manager
    • "I perfectly enjoy to work with an Entrepreneurship promoting organisation"

      Laurent Ulimubenshi

      Program Officer Cooperative Support Program

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      Daphrose Mukarugango

      Office Assistant

    Macedonia Office

    • "The eyes are the mirror of the soul"

      Igor Stanković

      System Administrator
    • "Team is the key of success"

      T0d0r Panovski

      Head of ICT
    • "Don't struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected"

      Leonid Kodovski

      ICT Developer

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      K0sta Gichev

      ICT Developer

    Monrovia Office

    • "Luctor et emergo"

      Richard van Hoolwerff

      AfDB project team leader and acquisition manager
    • "If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business –..."

      Melany Oey

      Country Manager Liberia
    • "Truth is on the side of the oppressed"

      Christian Steinbarth

      Assistant Fund Manager and Strategic Development Coordinator

    • "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"

      Daisy Leigh

      Project Manager, Business in a Box

    Pristina Office

    • "We must become the change we want to see"

      Valentina Qarri

      Representative

    Ramallah Office

    • "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience..."

      Mahar Musleh

      Higher Education Coordinator

    Sana’a Office

    • "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

      Firas Deeb

      Country Manager Yemen
    • "Big results require big ambitions"

      Mouath Al-kadasi

      Logistics Assistant
    • "God helps those who help themselves"

      Buthaina Haikal

      Programme and Finance Assistant

    • "When there is a will, there is away."

      Afrah Al-Sana’ani

      Programme and Admin Assistant
    • "Everything comes to he who waits."

      Haitham Al-Dumini

      Programme Assistant

    Tunis Office

    • "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible"

      Majdalena Bentaher

      Lead Regional Programme Manager
    • "The greatest power is often simple patience"

      Mohamed Elsawi

      LEAD Admin and Finance Manager
  • Amsterdam Office

    • "In dreams begin responsibility"

      Simon van Melick

      YEP Programme Manager & Head of Communications
    • "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer"

      Yannick du Pont

      SPARK Director
    • " A strong mind is a force of nature. Move your mind"

      Michel Richter

      SPARK Co-Director
    • "The map is not the territory"

      Kaan Ozdurak

      Adviser to Directors
    • "Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it"

      Giselle Schellekens

      Manager New Ventures 
    • "The best way to predict the future is to create it"

      Daniela Maffeo

      Project Controller
    • "Change your thoughts and you change your world. "

      Zineb Lamriki

      Junior Project Controller
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      Nikolaos Koufos

      M&E and Quality Assurance Officer
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      Meri de Campos

      Programme Manager
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      Laura Brinks-Janssen

      M&E Manager
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      Sohaib Al-Zadjali

      Fund Manager
    • "Education is the passport to the future"

      Sarah Page

      Communication Co-ordinator
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      Richard Hilders

      Human Resources Manager