International Development Law Organization

Our People

IDLO is comprised of international legal and development professionals. We combine dedication with expertise in a variety of legal systems to promote access to justice and improve the lives of the most vulnerable.


Jan Beagle is currently the Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). She is supported by a Senior Leadership Team. 

Senior Leadership Team

  • David Buchholz: General Counsel
  • Erwin van der Borght: Director of Program Development
  • Haroun Atallah: Director of Finance and Support Services
  • Ilaria Bottigliero: Director of Research and Learning
  • Julian Fleet: Permanent Observer to the United Nations (Geneva)
  • Mette Jacobsgaard: Interim Director of External Relations and Partnerships
  • Patrizio Civili: ‚ÄčPermanent Observer to the United Nations (New York)
  • Roland Friedrich: Director of Programs
  • Usama Bastawy: Interim Director of Human Resources and Office Services.