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Theodoros Chronopoulos

Senior Program Officer, Africa & Russia
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    Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Theodoros Chronopoulos is the Senior Programme Officer for Africa and Russia responsible for developing strategy and managing grantee partnerships in the regions. Having played a critical role in developing EMpower’s safeguarding regime, Theodoros now acts as the organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Prior to joining EMpower, Theodoros led the Social Justice Programme of the Sigrid Rausing Trust which supported innovative strategies designed to strengthen accountability for human rights violations perpetrated in the pursuit of economic development. As part of this work, Theodoros developed a global portfolio of over 40 organisations working to build legal instruments, bring transparency and accountability to public and private development financing institutions and protect human rights defenders. Previously, he worked for the Canon Collins Trust and ActionAid UK.

Over the past decade, Theodoros has worked with activists and NGO leaders in Africa and Europe, facilitating communities of practice, co-designing and implementing research, learning and reflection projects and collaboratively developing strategies to strengthen social and economic rights and public participation in decision-making.

Theodoros is proud to be on the board of directors of the International Accountability Project and on the advisory boards of Above Ground and the Environmental Defenders Law Centre.

Theodoros holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics.

More about Theodoros Chronopoulos
EMpower Visits Ghana!
Posted 04 October 2016
EMpower Staff on National TV in Nigeria at Launch of HACEY’s New App!
Posted 14 September 2017
EMpower Supported Programs Thriving in South Africa
Posted 21 March 2018
First ever EMpower Learning Exchange in Russia
Posted 19 October 2018

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Cynthia Steele

President and CEO

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Nisha Dhawan

Country Director, India

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Theodoros Chronopoulos

Senior Program Officer, Africa & Russia

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Caitlin Mitchell

Manager, Programs & Learning

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Gritt Richter

Senior Program Officer for East & Southeast Asia

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Jayanthi Pushkaran

Program Officer, India

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Shelbi Goldman

Global Operations Manager

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Kayla Kohlenberg

Development Manager, Initiatives and Events

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Wilson Ventura

Director of Finance

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Jacqueline Chen

Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager

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Daniel Parnetti

Senior Program Officer, Latin America

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Charlotte Tweedley

Global Programs Associate

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Francine de Boer

UK Development and Engagement Specialist

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Tanvi Mishra

India Communications and Operations Specialist

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Steffi Lee

Communications and Operations Assistant

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Alifya Loharchalwala

Senior Program Officer, India

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Larry Bloom

Vice President, Global Operations and Finance

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Kristen Woolf

Vice President, Programs

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Henna Hemnani

Corporate Development Manager

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Ricky Hui

Hong Kong Development and Operations Assistant

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April Yip

E/SE Asia Programme Associate

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Adam Heuman

Vice President, Global Development

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Sandra Costas

Senior Accountant

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Marli Gutierrez

Global Communications Specialist

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Prachi Gupta

Development and Engagement Manager, India

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