ICT Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the International Campaign for Tibet. The Board oversees the financial and strategic planning of ICT. Board members are elected to two-year terms. A maximum of 21 people serve on the Board. The Board meets three times a year and has three working committees – the Policy, Finance and Governance committees.

ICT Advisory Board

An advisory body that helps guide ICT and is instrumental in furthering ICT’s programmatic work. Advisory Board members are nominated and elected by the Board of Directors to a two-year term. There is no limit on the number of Board of Advisory members.

  • Victor Chan, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Rinchen Dharlo, New York, NY, USA
  • Marvin Hamlisch, New York, NY, USA* (June 1944-August 2012)
  • Bette Bao Lord, New York, NY, USA
  • Nancy Nash, Hong Kong, China
  • Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Abdullah Ommidvar, Santiago, Chile
  • Ven. Gelek Rinpoche, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Dr. Orville Schell, New York, NY, USA
  • Prof. Robert Thurman, New York, NY, USA
  • Dr. Michael van Walt, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Harry Wu, Washington, DC, USA
  • Qiang Xiao, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Adam Yauch, New York, NY, USA* (August 1964-May 2012)
  • Ven. Lama Zopa, Bodhgaya, India

International Council of Advisors

Members of the Council are outstanding leaders in their respective field and are committed to achieving a just and peaceful resolution in Tibet. Members are nominated and elected by the Board of Directors. There is no limit on the number of International Council of Advisors.

  • Mr. Harrison Ford
  • The Honorable Vaclav Havel* (October 1936-December 2011)
  • The Honorable Hideaki Kase
  • Ms. Kerry Kennedy
  • Bernard Kouchner
  • The Honorable Vytautas Landsbergis
  • Dr. Fang Lizhi* (February 1936 – April 2012)
  • Mrs. Mairead Maguire
  • The Honorable Adolfo Perez Esquivel
  • Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta
  • The Honorable Rabi Ray* (November 1926 – March 2017)
  • Professor Samdhong Rinpoche
  • Ajan Sulak Sivaraska
  • Tenzin N. Tethong
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu* (1931-2021)
  • Dr. Elie Wiesel* (September 1928-July 2016)

ICT Europe Board of Directors

ICT-Europe’s website »

  • Mr. Richard Gere, Honorary Chair
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Andersson
  • Jan Willem den Besten
  • Mr. Adam Koziel
  • Tempa Tsering
  • Christina Jansen

ICT Deutschland Board of Directors

ICT-Germany’s website »

  • Ms. Sabine Bömmer
  • Mr. Wolfgang Ulmecke
  • Dr. Namri Dagyab
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Andersson



Washington, DC

  • Tencho Gyatso, President
  • Brian Ahern, Donor Relations Manager
  • Jackie Hernandez, Development Coordinator
  • Sarah Kane, Administrative Assistant
  • Tsejin Khando, Outreach and Engagement Officer
  • Lizzy Ludwig, Director of Development
  • Franz Matzner, Director of Government Relations
  • John N., Advocacy Officer
  • Tenzin Norgay, Research Analyst
  • Lesley Rich, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Morgan Riehl, Digital Content Manager
  • James Sutton, Digital Associate
  • Rinchen Tashi, Deputy Director for Chinese Outreach
  • Bhuchung K. Tsering, Research and Monitoring Unit

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ICT-Europe Website

  • Wangpo Tethong, Executive Director
  • Choezom, Personal Assistant Executive Director
  • Laila Tara, Senior Communication and Campaigns Officer
  • Choedon Sangpo, Junior Communication and Campaigns Officer
  • Nyima R. Dorjee, Junior Communication and Campaigns Officer
  • Tenzin Dolkar, Junior Communication Officer

Berlin, Germany

ICT-Germany Website

  • Kai Müller, Executive Director
  • Markus Feiler, Director of Development and Communications
  • Erich Mayer, Finance and Organisation
  • Anne von der Ohe, Development Associate
  • Tenzin Sangmo, Researcher
  • Palmo Tenzin, Advocacy & Research Officer
  • Telis Koukoullis, Public Relations

Brussels, Belgium

  • Vincent Metten, EU Policy Director
  • Mélanie Blondelle, Policy and Advocacy Officer


Jobs & Internships

Communications Intern

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Volunteer Opportunities

ICT is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to assist in project-based and administrative work in our Washington, DC, office, and volunteers are key to making ICT special events happen! Without people giving their time freely, ICT would function less effectively. If you would like to join the ICT volunteer team, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. We will contact you to discuss the specific role and time-frame that works best.