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 Damien Sanfilippo and Alia Malik.


Afshan Sufyan

Programme Officer (Pakistan)


Ahtisham Uddin

Membership Coordinator (Pakistan)


Alan McClay

Chief Executive Officer (Switzerland)


Alia Malik

Director of Implementation (UK)


Alice N'Deye Tall

EA and Office Coordinator (Switzerland)


Alisa Ardini

Membership Coordinator (UK)


Amelia Sidumo

Regional Coordinator (Southern Africa)


Asif Mehmood

Programme Officer (Pakistan)


Carina Garcia

Supply Chain Coordinator (Switzerland)


Carlos Silva

Programme Officer (US)


Chelsea Reinhardt

Senior Assurance Manager (London)


Claudia Busch

Head of Development (UK)


Corin Wood Jones

Head of Partnerships (Switzerland)


Cristina Martin

Programme Coordinator (Switzerland)


Damien Sanfilippo

Director of Standards and Assurance (Switzerland)


Daren Abney

Membership Engagement and Marketing Manager (US)


Devika Sheopuri

Programme Officer (India)


Djiba Kaba

Programme Officer (Mozambique)


Ellie Gaffney

Senior Member Communications Coordinator (Switzerland)


Emma Upton

Communications Officer (UK)


John Hue

Regional Programme Officer (China)


Eva Benavidez Clayton

Communications Manager (Switzerland)


Faisal Ashfaq

Senior Administration and Finance Officer (Pakistan)


Fanny Udin

Office Coordinator (Switzerland)


Franck Archinard

Accounting and Governance Manager (Switzerland)


Graham Bruford

Training and Assurance Manager (UK)


Gregory Jean

Standards and Learning Manager (Switzerland)


Haven Teng

Regional Programme Officer (China)


Hayley Morgan

Programme Coordinator (UK)


Hemant Rajput

Programme Officer (India)


Jerome Kerouedan

Account Payable Officer (Switzerland)


Joy Chen

Supply Chain Officer (China)


Joyce Liu

Senior Membership Officer (China)


Kamal Jagaty

Administration and Finance Officer (India)


Kathryn Driscoll

Assurance Manager (UK)


Kendra Park Pasztor

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (Switzerland)


Kerem Saral

Senior Supply Chain Manager (Switzerland)


Laurent Glin

Programme Manager (West Africa)


Lea Michalczik

IT System Coordinator (Switzerland)


Lena Staafgard

Chief Operating Officer (UK)


Li Bo

Membership Coordinator (China)


Liffi Wang

Administration and Finance Officer (China)


Linda Menchi

Standards and Assurance Coordinator (Switzerland)


Linus Hammarberg

Senior Coordinator (Switzerland)


Manish Gupta

Supply Chain Coordinator (India)


Manish Neupane

Membership Engagement Coordinator (UK)


Marguerite Lançon

Programme Coordinator (Switzerland)


Marie Le Guillouzic

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern (Switzerland)


Matteo Beccaria

Membership Coordinator (UK)


Morgan Ferrar

PR and Media Coordinator (UK)


Muhammad Ishtiaq

Programme and Supply Chain Officer (Pakistan)


Muhammad Shuaib

Senior Supply Chain Coordinator (Pakistan)


Muhammad Zahid Bhatti

Programme Officer (Pakistan)


Padmini Raghav

Supply Chain Officer (India)


Paula Lum Young

Senior Membership Manager (Switzerland)


Rajeev Baruah

Country Manager (India)


Rebecca Aranha

Programme Coordinator (India)


Romain Deveze

Farm and Implementing Partner Performance Manager (Switzerland)


Saleena Pookunju

Senior Programme Officer (India)


Sandra Fong

Grant Officer (Switzerland)


Scott Exo

Country Manager (US)


Seyma Karacay

Supply Chain and Membership Coordinator (Turkey)


Shafiq Ahmad

Country Manager (Pakistan)


Shannon Avison

Data Analysis and Learning Coordinator (Switzerland)


Sherry Wu

Country Manager (China)


Siobhain Coburn

International Finance Manager (Switzerland)


Stephanie Hold

IT Manager (UK)


Vinay Kumar

Membership Coordinator (India)


Yasir Khan

Supply Chain Officer (Pakistan)


Yolanda Yu

Programme Officer (China)