Meet the Team

BCI’s head offices are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and London, UK. Additionally, we have regional offices around the world in China, India, Mozambique, and Pakistan, as well as staff based in the USA and Turkey. The BCI staff are a small and dedicated team working hard in pursuit of our end goal: developing Better Cotton as a sustainable, mainstream commodity. The executive group is headed by CEO Alan McClay, with COO Lena Staafgard and directors Ruchira Joshi and Damien Sanfilippo.


Daren Abney

Membership Engagement Manager (US)


Shafiq Ahmad

Country Manager (Pakistan)


Rebecca Aranha

Programme Coordinator (India)


Franck Archinard

Senior Finance and Administration Manager (Switzerland)


Faisal Ashfaq

Senior Administration and Finance Officer (Pakistan)


Shannon Avison

Data Analysis Coordinator (Switzerland)


Rajeev Baruah

Country Manager (India)


Matteo Beccaria

Membership Coordinator (UK)


Eva Benavidez Clayton

Communications Manager (Switzerland)


Li Bo

Membership Coordinator (China)


Claudia Busch

Head of Development (UK)


Joy Chen

Supply Chain Officer (China)


Kaila Clarke

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern (Switzerland)


Siobhain Coburn

Finance Coordinator (Switzerland)


Romain Deveze

Programme Manager (Switzerland)


Kathryn Driscoll

Assurance Manager (UK)


Scott Exo

Country Manager (US)


Morgan Ferrar

PR and Media Coordinator (UK)


Sandra Fong

Grant Officer (Switzerland)


Ellie Gaffney

Communications Coordinator (Switzerland)


Carina Garcia

Traceability System Coordinator (Switzerland)


Manish Gupta

Supply Chain Coordinator (India)


Linus Hammarberg

Membership Coordinator (Switzerland)


Stephanie Hold

ICT Manager (UK)


Kamal Jagaty

Administration and Finance Officer (India)


Gregory Jean

Standards and Learning Manager (Switzerland)


Ruchira Joshi

Director of Strategy and Supply (UK)


Djiba Kaba

Programme Officer (Mozambique)


Seyma Karacay

Supply Chain Officer (Turkey)


Yasir Khan

Supply Chain Officer (Pakistan)


Sandeep Kumar

Programme Officer (India)


Vinay Kumar

Membership Coordinator (India)


Marguerite Lançon

Programme Coordinator (Switzerland)


Marie Le Guillouzic

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern (Switzerland)


Paula Lum Young

Senior Membership Manager (Switzerland)


Alan McClay

Chief Executive Officer (Switzerland)


Asif Mehmood

Programme Officer (Pakistan)


Linda Menchi

Programme Officer (Switzerland)


Hayley Morgan

Programme Coordinator (UK)


Lea Michalczik

Traceability System Coordinator (Switzerland)


Manish Neupane

Membership Engagement Coordinator (UK)


Kendra Park Pasztor

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (Switzerland)


Saleena Pookunju

Senior Programme Officer (India)


Padmini Raghav

Supply Chain Officer (India)


Hemant Rajput

Programme Officer (India)


Damien Sanfilippo

Director of Standards and Assurance (Switzerland)


Kerem Saral

Senior Supply Chain Manager (Switzerland)


Devika Sheopuri

Programme Officer (India)


Muhammad Shuaib

Senior Supply Chain Coordinator (Pakistan)


Amelia Sidumo

Regional Coordinator (Southern Africa)


Carlos Silva

Programme Officer (US)


Lena Staafgard

Chief Operating Officer (UK)


Afshan Sufyan

Programme Officer (Pakistan)


Haven Teng

Regional Programme Officer (China)


Ahtisham Uddin

Membership Coordinator (Pakistan)


Fanny Udin

Office Coordinator (Switzerland)


Liffi Wang

Administration and Finance Officer (China)


Corin Wood Jones

Senior Programme Manager (Switzerland)


Sherry Wu

Country Manager (China)


Leo Xiao

Supply Chain Coordinator (China)


Yolanda Yu

Programme Officer (China)