The OII Europe Board
The Executive Board & Steering Board
Magda RakitaCo-Chair (Executive Board)
Magda is an intersex woman, coach, crisis consultant and activist.
Her education background is in economics, however after successful career in finance she now focuses on building support networks for intersex people as well as advocacy for intersex human rights.
She took part, presented and co-organised several events, gathering and conferences on subject of intersex. She co-founded Fundacja Interakcja – first intersex organisation in Poland and Interconnected UK. Previously she co-organised first ever intersex groups taking part in London pride and collaborated with Intersex UK.
Kristian RanđelovićCo-Chair (Executive Board)
Kristian is an expert for the Balkan Region, has expertise as a professional counselor, and has an intersex leadership role in Serbia and the Balkan region. Kristian has served as OII Europe’s Secretary 2020-2022.
Audrey AegerterTreasurer (Executive Board)
Audrey Aegerter is a Swiss intersex activist and co-founder of InterAction Suisse. She is the administrator of the YouTube channel AudrXY where she raised awareness on intersex issues, by sharing her personal story and talking with other intersex activists working in other countries and contexts. She is part of the European research programme INIA, working on the emergence of intersex activism. Furthermore, she is chairing the French-speaking research network on intersex studies (RéFri).
Tobias HumerSecretary (Executive Board)
Tobias is involved in the intersex community and activism since 2011. He co-founded VIMÖ (OII Austria) and Plattform Intersex Austria and has been working e.g. in advocacy, community work, peer counselling and trainings / consulting.
Kaisli SyrjänenSteering Board
Kaisli is an expert on advocacy for intersex human rights and children’s rights. Kaisli is co-founder of ISIO – Intersex Human Rights, Finland.
Previous steering board members
- Daria Aleksandrova
- Kitty Anderson
- Mael LeBraz
- Alessandro Comeni
- Dan Christian Ghattas
- Kris Günther
- Miriam van der Have
- Ins A Kromminga
- Irene Kuzemko
- Ev Blaine Matthigack
- Pol Naidenov
- Luan Pertl
- Loé Petit
The OII Europe Staff
Dan Christian GhattasExecutive Director
Dan is responsible for providing overall leadership and management, working towards increasing the organisations funds and, together with the team, establish a working environment that allows the team to thrive and OII Europe’s strategic goals to be pursued effectfully. Dan is also acting as OII Europe’s advocacy director and coordinates and leads OII Europe’s policy work towards EU, CoE and UN bodies. Dan has been an international intersex activist since 2009. He holds a PhD, has a mixed ethnic background, collects nationalities (Tunesian, German, French) and likes to read and paint miniatures.
Aleks JahnFinance & Administration Officer
Aleks has profound practical experience in accounting, controlling, organization and implementation of processes and reporting, as well as building administrative and financial structures. As financial coordinator for Asia in the foreign department of a public foundation he had the chance to work with and in teams from different cultural backgrounds.
Irene AmorosoPolicy Officer
Irene contributes to OII Europe’s policy and advocacy work towards advancing the rights of intersex people. She joined the team in 2020 as a trainee, afterwards she stayed as a Policy Associate and now she acts as a Policy Officer. Irene has a background in law (Master’s degrees) and legal practice. She comes from the South of Italy, where she has been volunteering as an LGBTI activist.
Jana HugoPolicy Officer
Jana is one of our Policy Officers. Her work focuses on policy monitoring, reporting and advocacy in relation to intersex people’s human rights. Originally from South Africa, Jana has a background in Gender studies and is particularly passionate about intersectionality and celebrating diversity.
Irene KuzemkoCapacity & Community Building Officer
Irene is the Capacity & Community Building Officer of OII Europe. Her work focuses on community building and organizing, on creating training and educational measures for the intersex movement and on supporting OII Europe’s member organisations. She’s an intersex person and activist from Russia and Ukraine, active in the intersex movement since 2015.
Ins A KrommingaAwareness Raising & Campaigns Officer
Ins field of work include tasks related to develop and create awareness raising materials and media (print, web, social), campaigns, visualization and design of OII Europe awareness materials. Ins has a background in fine arts (MFA) and has been an international intersex activist since 2000.
Intersex Refugee & Asylum Program
Luan supports OII Europe as a consultant for our program for intersex refugees and asylum seekers. Until August 2022 Luan was OII Europe’s Training & Education Officer after having been OII Europe’s first Finance & Administration Officer. Luan is an intersex person and activist from Austria.
Urs Vanessa SagerConsultant,
Intersex & Sports
Having personally experienced years ago what it means having to stop competitive sports because of their intersex variation from one day to another, Urs Vanessa has dedicated their activism in the past years mainly to the fight against discrimination and human rights violations in sports.
Living in the country where most of the big sports bodies have their seats Urs Vanessa has started to build an important network of useful contacts, which one of these days will hopefully lead to an end of the discrimination of intersex athletes in every sport.
Urs Vanessa is an intersex activist from Switzerland and co-chair of InterAction Switzerland.