Our Team

Our team is based in Brussels, close to the European institutions, and at the heart of the digital and human rights environment.

Claire Fernandez

Executive Director

Claire is in charge of EDRi’s leadership, mission and strategy, financial sustainability and oversight, and the daily management of the operations. Before joining EDRi, she worked as the Deputy Director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), and prior to that as an independent human rights consultant, and as an adviser to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and represented the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Kosovo. She holds a Master degree in Human Rights from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France.
(Languages: French, English, Serbo-Croatian)

E-Mail: claire.fernandez [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8C04 0EDA 7D93 8FEE 5A6C 7984 6AA8 2F3C 236C BE38


Chloé Berthélémy

Policy Advisor

Chloé leads EDRi’s policy work on law enforcement and data protection issues, including cross-border access to data (e-evidence), Europol’s mandate and EU police databases and information exchange (“Prüm”). She also has expertise related to online freedom of expression and content moderation in the context of the Terrorist Content Online Regulation (TCO), the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the debate on online disinformation. Before joining EDRi, she advocated for youth rights at the European level. In her free time, she is active in environmental and feminist social movements.
(Languages: French, English, German)

E-Mail: chloe.berthelemy [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 2BFD E5C3 E6E3 6F6E C4E6 0C7F 80E4 3DF9 13C1 BFB6
Twitter: @ChloBemy

Sarah Chander

Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah leads EDRi's policy work on AI and non-discrimination with respect to digital rights. She is interested in building thoughtful, resilient movements and she looks to make links between the digital and other social justice movements. Sarah has experience in racial and social justice, previously she worked in advocacy at the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), on a wide range of topics including anti-discrimination law and policy, intersectional justice, state racism, racial profiling and police brutality. Before that she worked on youth employment policy for the UK civil service. She was actively involved in movements against immigration detention. She holds a masters in Migration, Mobility and Development from SOAS, University of London and a Law Degree from the University of Warwick.
(Languages: French, English)

E-Mail: sarah.chander [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 1BA3 827E 35E1 6848 A585 92B7 5B74 AC72 8091 D060

Ella Jakubowska

Policy and Campaigns Officer

Ella leads EDRi's advocacy on biometric technologies (such as facial recognition) and is also involved the team's work on artificial intelligence, human rights due diligence and non-discrimination. She holds an interdisciplinary MSc in Human Rights, with a research focus on feminist approaches to Science & Technology. Prior to joining EDRi, Ella worked in digital business transformation. Tweets as @ellajakubowska1
(Languages: English, French[ish])

E-Mail: ella.jakubowska [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8B92 3E96 4E53 83F3 2F92 240A F53D 739E CFDA 2711

Diego Naranjo

Head of Policy

Diego is a lawyer with a human rights background. He oversees the work of the EDRi policy team. He also currently follows the debate around encryption, the ePrivacy Regulation, the Terrorist Content Online Regulation (TCO/TERREG), worker surveillance and AdTech. Between 2017-2018 he was a member of the expert group on digital rights put together by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda.
(Languages: Spanish, English, French)

E-Mail: diego.naranjo [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 9A62 189E DB31 1798 6A8E FD45 E320 B10D 3493 8C21
Twitter: @DNBSevilla

Jan Penfrat

Senior Policy Advisor

Jan is in charge of platform regulation, cross-border access to data (“e-evidence”), online disinformation, surveillance and telecommunications. In the past, he was a freelance technology reporter at the German IT magazine Golem.de where he covered internet regulation, IT security and open source software. He started his career as a policy consultant for the lobbying firm EUTOP and was a co-founder of the Privacy Training Center.
(Languages: German, English, French)

E-Mail: jan.penfrat [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: E19B D0B9 6467 5B97 395F 117A CE16 0278 1398 FFE6


Guillermo Peris

Community Coordinator

Guillermo’s main goal is to facilitate the synergies among EDRi members and observers and making sure the different organisations that constitute EDRi work in the best possible conditions. He is also constantly looking for new organisations in order to recruit them to join the EDRi family. If you’d like to join us, he’s the one you should talk to. In his free time he loves drinking beer, reading whatever falls in his hands on science fiction or mythology and have heated conversations about politics.
(Languages: Spanish, English, French)

E-Mail: guillermo.peris [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 5C5C 52B1 9CDA 55A4 03DF 1F90 F344 995F EC18 1FF5

Fundraising and Finance

Jean Duclos

Finance and Administration Officer

Jean is responsible for the day-to-day management in the EDRi office, including finances and HR. He has a Master degree in European affairs from the IEE-ULB.
(Languages: French, English)

E-Mail: jean.duclos [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: B8F4 7BD8 22FA 6D36 B802 F921 7453 8058 35DA 0BB4

Katarína Bartovičová

Fundraising Manager

Katarina is responsible for developing relationships and raising funds from foundations, individuals, companies and other sources. Before joining EDRi, she had over a decade of fundraising experience, primarily at Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe, Amnesty International in Slovakia, Post Bellum SK and at the Slovak Fundraising Centre, which she co-established and has been its Deputy Chair since 2009. She holds a Master degree in Film and Television Production & Management from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia.
(Languages: Slovak, English)

E-mail: katarina.bartovicova [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: C10D 6D34 701F 15B0 AB08 A48D 66D7 C585 AAAB 8415

Communications and Campaigns

Andreea Belu

Campaigns and Communications Manager

Andreea’s life goal is to ensure EDRi’s work is chewable & digestible for the wide public. She is responsible for developing the network’s campaign infrastructure and often co-organises EDRi’s events. In the past, she was the Board Director of the Danish NGO Oi4P, interviewed for DataEthics.eu and worked in a PET Startup. She has a Master in Business and Philosophy from Copenhagen Business School. Tweets as @EveDaRib.
(Languages: Romanian, English, Spanish, Danish)

E-mail: andreea.belu [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 66B2 48F0 35D5 C203 6561 70EE 0297 F83C C819 D5BF

Gail Rego

Senior Communications and Media Manager

Gail is responsible for promoting the work of the EDRi network, improving the communication and brand of EDRi as well as developing stronger relationships with media and the press specifically. Previously, she worked as the Head of Communications at Missing Children Europe and Communications and Partnerships Manager at the European Venture Philanthropy Network. Gail is passionate about building bridges between the tech sector, digital rights spaces and social justice causes. She volunteers with Young Feminist Europe and People of Colour Brussels. She has a Communications degree in TV and Video production. Tweets as @Gail4impact.
(Languages: English, Hindi, Spanish, French)

E-Mail: gail.rego [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 6B9C 2B71 06B2 975F 7326 DDD7 9843 28F6 E110 3004

Viktoria Tomova

Communications Intern

Viktoria is EDRi’s Communications intern. Her role is to support EDRi's communication efforts related to social media, website, press and publications. She is also currently pursuing a MSc in International Development Practice at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Viktoria is passionate about human rights, cultural diversity, and gender equality. She is interested in how security is being conceptualised and addressed in the technological era.

(Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian)

E-mail: viktoria.tomova [at] edri [dot] org

Valentina Carrasco

Campaigns Intern

Valentina is EDRI's Campaigns intern. She supports the coordination and evaluation of the biometrics campaign as well as creating visuals for online and offline campaigning. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and one in Illustration and visual arts. She is a member of the intersectional and decolonial feminist collective Sororidad sin Fronteras and she is passionate about the interaction between arts, technology and social movements.

(Languages: Spanish, French, English)

E-mail: valentina.carrasco [at] edri [dot] org

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