A committee of eight representative members manages the Graduate Institute Alumni Association. The Association plays a strategic advisory role with the Institute’s Direction, while the Alumni Relations & Professional Networks Office carries out the jointly established action plan. 

Natalie Africa, Jason Shellaby, Paul Mathieu, Meenakshi Nair Ambujam, Jennifer Blanke, Brad Ryder and Frédérique Santerre - International Alumni Reunion 2016
Natalie Africa

Mrs Natalie Africa | DES International History 1992

Senior Advisor to the Director, Africa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Reelected 2019

Jason Shellaby

Vice President
Mr Jason Shellaby | MIA 2008

Director of Global Health Policy, Novartis Foundation, Basel 
Reelected 2019

Ting Fang

Mr Ting Fang | Mdev 2013

Corporate Sector Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross, Beijing
Elected 2018


Mr Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser | Diploma in Diplomatic Studies 1986, PhD Political Science 1991
Director, Regional Bureau for Arab Countries, World Intellectual Property Organization.
Elected 2019

Jennifer Blanke

Mrs Jennifer Blanke | PhD INT 2005
Non Executive Director, African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Ltd.
Reelected 2017


Mrs Jessica Byron | PhD Political Science 1990
Director, The Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.
Elected 2019

Brad Ryder

Mr Brad Ryder | DES International History 2000
President and CEO, Electric Mobility Canada, Toronto
Reelected 2019

Frédérique Santerre

Mrs Frédérique Santerre | PhD Political Science 2004
Head, Global Government Affairs & Health Policy, Access to Health, Merck Group, Geneva
Reelected 2017