Irene PietersenIrene joined INTRAC in March 2012. She has an Master of Arts in development sociology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and more recently completed a Master of Business Administration at Leicester University. She works to identify and develop new business opportunities at INTRAC and manages bidding processes and consultancies.

Before moving to the United Kingdon in 2010, Irene worked in development in various countries including Nepal, Pakistan, Cambodia, Yemen and Georgia, both as a long-term staff member and short-term consultant. Her areas of expertise include planning, monitoring and evaluation, and project management and administration. She has worked with programmes focusing on health, education, and internally displaced people, and has worked with a range of NGOs and multi- and bilateral agencies, including the United Nations.