Chapters

The Institute’s Alumni Community is spread throughout the world.

To find out if there is an alumni chapter near you, please visit our web page. If there isn’t a chapter in your area, but you wish to create one, get in touch with us and we would be happy to provide you with the necessary information and support to create one. 

Our chapters are one of our Alumni network’s greatest strengths. We are counting on you!

Step-by-step guide

How to launch a chapter

ALbania / kosovo

The Albania / Kosovo Chapter was launched on 9 February 2019 and was officially recognised on 2 May 2019.

Committee Members

  • Enkeleda Papa ('09)
  • Heroina Telaku ('07)
  • Nita Shala ('18) – President
  • Simona Schwitter ('17)
  • Teuta Dobi ('15)

Contact

Beijing

The Beijing Chapter was launched on 26 July 2016 and was officially recognised on 29 August 2016.

Committee Members

  • Bian Xu ('18)
  • Ondrej Wagner (’15) – Vice-President
  • Ting Fang ('13) –  President and member of the AAID Committee

Contact

Benin

The Benin Chapter was launched on 3 March 2018 and was officially recognised on 14 March 2018.

Committee Members

  • Evelyne Sissinto ('10) – Treasurer
  • Jocelyne Agbessi Djossou ('17) – Secretary
  • Josué Kpetere ('14) - Information Officer
  • Kossi Amessinou ('10) – Co-President
  • Timothée Togbe ('11) – Co-President

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

Berlin

The Berlin Chapter was launched on 4 February 2013 and was officially recognised on 18 February 2013.

Committee Members

  • Benedikt Pollmeier ('08)
  • Christiane Lehmann ('05)
  • Claudia Meier ('08)
  • Cosmin Olteanu ('11)
  • Felix Helmstädter ('03)
  • Jennifer Miksch ('12) – Co-President
  • Lucie Menz ('03, '05)
  • Michael Teichmann ('05)
  • Stella Schaller ('16) – Co-President

Contact

Bogota

The Bogota Chapter was launched on 7 September 2013 and was officially recognised on 26 September 2013.

Committee Members

  • Edgar Germán Zarama Vasquez (’87)
  • Liliana Obregon Espinel (’96)
  • Lyda Natalia Hernandez Garcia (’13)
  • Marcela Salazar Posada (’85) – President
  • María Henao Acosta (’93)
  • Margarita Pacheco Montes (’78)
  • Nancy Perdomo Cerquera (’91)
  • Sofia Helena Reyes Villegas (’09)

Contact

Boston

The Boston Chapter was launched on 28 January 2015 and was officially recognised on 18 February 2015.

Committee Members

  • Anne Moira Bennett (’01)
  • Brian Bethune (’83)
  • Dana Ciccone ('10) – Co-President
  • Diane Jordan-Ursprung (’11)
  • Dina Deborah Pomeranz (’01, '03)
  • Erinn Wattie ('08)
  • Gillian White (’12)
  • Jesse Sargent ('12) – Co-President
  • Nara Weigel (’07)
  • Nathaniel Kinsey Powell (’08, ’13)
  • Ron Thomann (’82)

Contact / Facebook Group

Brazil

The Brazil chapter was launched on 26 Octobre 2017 and was officially recognised by the Committee on 22 November 2017.

Committee Members

  • Alexandre Tolipan ('06)
  • Clarice Ferreira Menezes (‘08) – President
  • Luiz Eduardo Salles ('07, '11)
  • Maíra Siman (‘08)
  • Paula Drumond ('17)
  • Tayná Morais ('15)

Contact

Brussels

The Brussels chapter was launched on 11 May 2011 and was officially recognised on 20 May 2011.

Committee Members

  • Albert Precup ('03)
  • Angelica Schempp ('14)
  • Bertrand Rochard (‘95, ‘01)
  • Christophe Bonte (‘95)
  • Jean-Quentin de Cuyper (‘91) – President
  • Johan Swinnen ('75)
  • Marina Wyss Ross ('06)

Contact

Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires Chapter was launched on 28 April 2017 and was officially recognised on 8 May 2017.

Committee Members

  • Amanda Palermo ('69)
  • Anabela Iorio ('06)
  • Andrés Moncayo Von Hase ('91)
  • Eleonora Antar ('14)
  • Ignacio Portela ('17) – President
  • Maria Fonrouge ('13)

Contact

Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso Chapter was launched on 13 July 2018 and was officially recognised on 16 July 2018.

Committee Members

  • Abdoul Karim Sawadogo ('07)
  • Bouraima Kabore ('10)
  • Eudoxie Ouédraogo ('12) – President
  • Ouédraogo Issaka ('14)
  • Somda Judith ('16)

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

cairo

The Cairo Chapter was launched on 30 March 2021 and was officially recognised on 7 April 2021.

Committee Members

  • Ahmed Kamal Badr ('19) – President
  • Amr Arafa ('15) – Vice President
  • Lubna Allam ('19) – Secretary and Media
  • Mohamed El Tawila ('18) – Vice President
  • Mohamed Mehanny ('16) – Treasury
  • Souad Hossam ('17) – Secretary and Media

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in the MENA, why not join the IHEID MENA Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

GHANA

The Ghana Chapter was launched on 4 December 2020 and was officially recognised on 26 August 2020.

Committee Members

  • Mohammed Anwar-Sadat Adam ('18) – President

  • Veronica Dzeagu ('18) – Vice President

  • Regina Hammond ('15) – Treasurer

  • Akpeko Agbevade ('15) – Secretary

  • George Kwasi Agbenyegah

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

Kinshasa

The Kinshasa chapter was launched on 13 April 2008 and was officially recognised on 29 May 2008.

Committee Members

  • Marie Claire Nashanapa
  • Omer Kapuku ('89)
  • Samuel wa Kayuwa Di-Kolela ('90) – President

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

La Paz/Sucre

The La Paz/Sucre chapter was launched on 7 March 2014 and officially recognised on 9 March 2014.

Committee Members

  • Benito  Alegre Rocha (’13)
  • Cesar Sevilla (‘83)
  • Edwin Lino Armata Balcazar (‘12)
  • Emilia Reichmuth-Collazos ('86) – President
  • Emilio Madrid (’13)
  • Estanislao Poma (’06)
  • Heidi Shirley Zalles Enriquez (’07)
  • Hernán Avila Montaño (’09)
  • Luis Fernando Arciénega  Avilés (’12)
  • Marcelo Zabalaga Estrada (’77)
  • Mario Moron (’08)
  • Pilar Nazade Illanes (’06)
  • Rosa Virginia Cardona Ayoroa (’89)
  • Rosario Trujillo (’79)
  • Santiago Farjat (‘13)
  • Vincent Gomez Garcia (’88)
  • Walter Limache Orellana (’05)
  • Weimar Salusti Ramos Flores (’13)

Contact

Lima

The Lima chapter was launched on 3 September 2010 and was officially recognised on 11 November 2010.

Committee Members

  • Angel Valjean Horna Chicchon ('07)
  • Gustavo Olivares ('93)
  • Luis Alfonso Garcia-Corrochano Moyano ('96) – President
  • Luz Mariela Portugal Chalco ('06)
  • Myriam Samaniego ('03)
  • Roxana Garmendia Pelaez ('93)

Contact

London

The London chapter was launched on 24 January 2013 and was officially recognised on 30 January 2013.

Committee Members

  • Alexander Graf ('07)
  • Jim Sears ('90)
  • Lucie Majstrova ('11)
  • Maria Skanavi ('08) – President
  • Marshall Bailey ('91)
  • Nicolas Jaquier ('08)
  • Pierre-Louis Vézina ('07, '11)
  • Thomas Hozik ('10)

Contact

Luxembourg

The Luxembourg chapter was launched on 24 November 2014 and was officially recognised on 30 November 2014.

Committee Members

  • Damien Sorrell ('05)
  • Franck Leiber ('93)
  • Karin Schintgen ('83)
  • Lola Tonini Alabiso ('08)

Contact

Mali

The Mali chapter was launched on 8 November 2018 and was officially recognised on 13 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Alassane Doua Konate ('17) – President
  • Alima Cissoko ('15)
  • Ballo Boubacar ('03)
  • Idrissa Kassambara ('18)
  • Kadiatou Dede Sanogo ('04)
  • Nana Ber Hassane Toure ('15)
  • Tiècoura Sounkara ('13)

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

Manila

The Manila chapter was launched on 23 May 2013 and was officially recognised on 13 June 2013.

Committee Members

  • Marizen Santos ('10)
  • Qifeng Zhang ('91)

Contact

Mexico

The Mexico chapter was launched on 18 June 2013 and was officially recognised on 09 July 2013.

Committee Members

  • Karine Lavoisier Salcedo ('12)
  • Karla Elizabeth Méndez Monroy ('11) – Co-President
  • Greta Ríos ('09)
  • Mariana Salazar Albornoz ('04)
  • Sergio Estrada Rojas ('11) – Co-President

Contact

New Delhi

The New Delhi chapter was launched on 30 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Anmol Kaur Grewal ('17)
  • Anshul Verma ('18)
  • Aparajita Singh ('18)
  • Balasubramanyam Pattath ('18)
  • Divya Rai ('18)
  • Kritee Sharma ('17)
  • Richa Sharma ('15)
  • Shreya Rajpuriya ('18)
  • Tarana Faroqi ('18)
  • Vivek Joshi ('08 and '10) – President

Contact

New York

The New York chapter was launched on 14 January 2009 and was officially recognised on 20 January 2009.

Committee Members

  • Damien Brulhart ('09) – Events Co-Chair and Foundation planning Co-Chair
  • Giorgio dell’Acqua ('09) – Events Co-Chair
  • Joshua Schreier ('15) – Communications Chair
  • Michael Atkins ('03, '05) – President
  • Mikiko Sawanishi ('05)
  • Ronald Brown ('85)
  • Sabrina Pfiffner ('07)

Contact

Paris

The Paris chapter was launched on 20 January 2011 and was officially recognised on 11 February 2011.

Committee Members

  • Ivan Monème ('88) – Co-President
  • Martin Mandl ('92) – Co-President
  • Piritta Sorsa ('84)

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Prague

The Prague Chapter was launched on 22 February 2017 and was officially recognised on 15 March 2017.

Committee Members

  • Linda Stucbartova (’01)
  • Monika Feigerlova (’12)

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QUEBEC

The Quebec chapter was launched on 17 October 2018 and was officially recognised on 6 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Alexandre Isoz-Vaillancourt ('07) – Vice-President
  • André Donneur ('63 and '67)
  • Claude Vadeboncoeur ('10)
  • Isbath Ali ('05)
  • Maryse Boulos ('17) – President
  • Monica Lodygensky ('97)
  • Robert Cutler ('80)
  • Yvan Conoir ('83 and '88) – Vice-President

Contact

Quito

The first chapter of the Association was established on 25 January 2007 in Ecuador and was officially recognised on 9 February 2007.

Committee Members

  • Andres Fernandez Salvador ('93)
  • Francisco Rivadeneira ('95)
  • Gustavo A. Olivares ('05)
  • Inigo Salvador Crespo ('94)
  • Mahmud Samandari ('87)
  • Santiago Caviedes Guzman ('03, '05)

Contact

San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) chapter was launched on 29 July 2012 and was officially recognised on 30 October 2012.

Committee Members

  • Loren de Montserrat Cruz Sandoval ('12)
  • Loytavian Harrell (‘05)

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Santiago

The Santiago Chapter was established on 9 September 2015 and was officially recognised on 23 September 2015.

Committee Members

  • C. Rodrigo Sáez Muñoz ('14) – President
  • Christian Paccot N. ('78)
  • Hellen Cisternas Bórquez ('12)
  • Oscar E. Corvalan Vasquez ('75)
  • Roberto Durán Sepúlveda ('80)

Contact

Shanghaï

The Shanghai Chapter was established on 30 December 2013 and was officially recognised on 8 January 2014. On 24 August 2020 the AAID Committee has recognized the re activation of the Shanghai chapter.

Committee Members

  • Amado Trejo Romero (‘08) – President
  • Dominique Ursprung (‘08)
  • Shandao Zhou (’17)
  • Yiyan Wang (‘09)
  • Yoon Jung Kim (’06)

Contact

South Africa

The South Africa chapter was launched on 27 March 2020 and was officially recognised on 8 May 2020.

Committee Members

  • Anna Lennblad ('86, '91)
  • Christina Holmgren ('95)
  • Davorka Shepherd ('99) – President
  • Marlon Zakeyo ('05)
  • Natalie Africa ('92)
  • Sa Benjamin Traore ('11)
  • Shireen Mukadam ('10)

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

Switzerland - Bern

The Bern chapter was inaugurated on 12 December 2007 during the Escalade celebration in Geneva.

Committee Members

  • Dea Rolih ('06) – Co-President
  • Thierry Beyeler ('09) – Co-President

Contact / Facebook Group

Switzerland - Vaud

The Vaud chapter was launched in Lausanne on 22 February 2012 and was officially recognised on 11 June 2012.

Committee Members

  • Damaris Carnaz ('05)
  • Isabelle Krebs ('10)
  • Léa Meyer ('06)
  • Sabrina Grassi ('07) – President
  • Zoltan Bérci ('07)

Contact

Switzerland - Zurich

The Zurich chapter was launched on 12 May 2011 and was officially recognised on 20 May 2011.

Committee Members

  • Elisabeth Karolyi ('07)  Co-President

  • Franka Bosman ('11)  Co-President

Contact / Facebook

TBILISI

The Tbilisi chapter was launched on 9 November 2018 and was officially recognised on 13 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Elene Tkhlashidze ('18) – President
  • Giorgi Chitadze ('18)
  • Hegine Gyulnazaryan ('15)
  • Maia Tskhvaradze ('17)
  • Maka Sartania ('10)
  • Mariam Tevzadze ('16)
  • Mikheil Pakatsoshvili ('18)
  • Teimuraz Khomeriki  ('16)

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Tokyo

The Tokyo Chapter was launched on 18 April 2008 and was officially recognised on 30 April 2008.

Committee Members

  • Ikeda Reiko ('95)
  • Ikeshima Taisaku ('98, '99, '00)
  • Hayashi Yayoi ('93)
  • Nagamine Yoshinobu ('00)
  • Nakahara Kiichiro ('68)
  • Okabe Midori ('99)
  • Shin Hae Bong ('93) – President
  • Ueta Takako ('87)

Contact

ToRONTo

The Toronto chapter was launched on 16 October 2018 and was officially recognised on 30 October 2018.

Committee Members

  • Brad Ryder ('00)
  • Loulia Kouchaji ('08)
  • Nathanael Diba Ojong ('13)
  • Priyanka Debnath ('08)
  • Sanober Umar ('11)
  • Shaloma Gauthier ('15) – President

Contact

Vienna

The Vienna chapter was launched on 19 February 2013 and was officially recognised on 13 June 2013.

Committee Members

  • Guita de Faria ('67)
  • Rico de Faria ('67)

Contact

Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Chapter was launched on 5 March 2007 and was officially recognised on 12 March 2007.

Committee Members

  • Corinne Delechat ('89, '91)
  • Miranda Witzig (’11)
  • Miren Aparicio (‘94)
  • Mitch Robinson ('12)
  • Nadine Pequignot ('12)
  • Paul Mathieu ('87)
  • Sherry Stephenson ('73, '87)

Contact/Steering Committee