Board of Directors

Rochelle Sobel, Chair, US

Rochelle Sobel is the founder and President of the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), founded in response to her son Aron’s death in a 1995 bus crash in Turkey. 

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Prerana Arora, India

A crash survivor and passionately committed road safety advocate, administrator, educationist, researcher, consultant, policy shaper, community mobilizer and a post-crash care expert.

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Gela Kvashilava, Georgia

Gela Kvashilava has over a decade of professional experience in road safety and sustainable transport issues. In 2006, he founded Partnership for Road Safety (PfRS), which promotes road safety and sustainable mobility in Georgia. 

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Kulanthayan KC Mani, Malaysia

Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani is a professer at the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

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Manuel Ramos, Portugal

Manuel João Ramos is Associate Professor with tenure at the Dept. of Anthropology and Senior Researcher of the Centre of International  Studies, at ISCTE,University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Lotte Brondum, Denmark

Executive Director

Lotte Brondum joined the Secretariat in 2014 as the Alliance’s first employee. She has been instrumental in facilitating road safety NGOs’ voice, participation and contribution to the global road safety targets. 

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Valeria Motta, Uruguay/Spain

Advocacy & Partnerships Director

Valeria Motta is responsible for the Alliance’s policy and accountability work and advocacy campaigns. Her role also encompasses strategic engagement and partnerships, as well as managing projects including the Global Meeting and representing the Alliance.

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Chika Sakashita, Australia

Research & Accountability Director

Chika Sakashita is responsible for the Alliance’s research, accountability and capacity development work, building the organization’s and NGOs’ impact in road safety. She leads the strategic planning and delivery of research.

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Maria Penderud, Sweden

Finance Manager

Maria Penderunded is responsible for various financial aspects of the Alliance, including performing the monthly financial accounting, managing donor contributions and funding disbursement, and supporting the budget planning and financial reporting processes. Read more

Florencia Lambrosquini, Uruguay

Latin America Chapter Program Assistant

Florencia Lambrosquini manages the Latin American Chapter. She assists with programmatic and administrative tasks including member management, communication, advocacy, research, and report writing.

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Mariannette Otero, U.S.

Director of Global Activities

Marieannette Otero is responsible for the management and coordination of the Alliance’s global programs and projects ensuring their strategic alignment and effective delivery. She works with the Regional Chapters to develop advocacy strategies and opportunities. Read more

Famious Orishaba Baguma, Uganda

Communications & Events Assistant

Famious Orishaba is responsible for managing social media, newsletters, and website. She supports the Communication Manager and Advocacy and Partnerships Director to present the Alliance to global road safety stakeholders. Read more

Tinsaye Tefera Yishak, Ethiopia/Belgium

Research Assistant

Tinsaye Tefera is responsible for research activities that shape NGO advocacy opportunities. She supports efficient and quality implementation of research projects and activities that strengthen the Alliance’s voice for the NGO community advocacy. Read more

Patrick Kinyanjui, Kenya

Program Manager

Patrick Kinyanjui joined the Secretariat in 2017. He is responsible for program management and monitoring and evaluating of capacity building initiatives, supporting decision making, strategic planning and service delivery.

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Otuto Chukwu, Nigeria

Africa Chapter Program Assistant

Otuto Amarauche Chukwu manages the Africa Chapter. He also assists the Alliance with programmatic and administrative tasks including member management, communication, advocacy, research, and report writing.

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Liz Man, UK

communication manager

Liz Man’s role covers all aspects of the Alliance’s communications including publications, web, media, social media, and member communications, messaging and communications and mobilization for campaigns.

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See current opportunities HERE.