Staff of the CITES Secretariat

Please send all official communications to:

John E. Scanlon Secretary-General
Administrative Services
Susanne Bengtsson Team Leader
Philippe Brarda Administrative Assistant
Noemi Reyes Finance Assistant
Virginia Rothenbuhler Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General
Governing Bodies and Meeting Services
David Morgan Chief
Hélène Gandois Programme and Documentation Officer
Nadia Berny Meetings & Conference Assistant
Victoria Zentilli Documents Assistant
Pascal Perraud Documents Clerk
Knowledge Management and Outreach Services
Haruko Okusu Chief
Liu Yuan Programme and Communications Officer
Shashika Sedara Hettige
Website assistant (consultant)
Amy Reid Communications Assistant (intern)
Scientific Services
Tom De Meulenaer Chief
Milena Sosa Schmidt Scientific Support Officer
Karen Gaynor Scientific Support Officer
Daniel Kachelriess Marine Species Officer (JPO)
Aziz Baran Yilmaz Aquatic Species Support Officer (secondment)
Clara Nobbe CITES-CMS Programme Officer
Elena Kvitsinskaia Research Assistant
Julian Blanc MIKE Coordinator
David Henson MIKE Programme Management Officer
Mrigesh Kshatriya MIKE Data Scientist
Margaret Onyango MIKE Administrative & Finance Assistant
(vacant) MIKE Programme Assistant
Jina Choi Intern
Regulatory Services
Juan Carlos Vasquez Chief, Legal Affairs & Compliance
Sofie H. Flensborg Special Legal Adviser
Ben Janse van Rensburg Chief, Enforcement Support
Pia Jonsson Enforcement Support Officer
Edward van Asch ICCWC Support Officer 
Johannes Stahl Enforcement Support Officer (consultant)
Penelope-Anne Benn Research Assistant
(vacant) Capacity Building Coordinator
Sarina van der Ploeg Projects Assistant


Unfunded Vacancies
Deputy Secretary-General
French Translator
Spanish Translator
Trade and Legal Policy Officer
Assistant to Deputy Secretary-General
Research Assistants (2)

Contact details of the Secretariat:

International Environment House
Chemin des Anemones
1219 Châtelaine
Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone : +41(22) 917 8139 / 40
Fax : +41(22) 797 3417