Our Team
Our Team

fnf mena team members

Jörg Dehnert


Regional Director - FNF MENA

Jörg holds a Master's degree in Political Science and History from Münster University. He started working for FNF in June 1993 at the Theodor Heuss Academy as Head of the departments of "Liberalism". He is the founding Director of the International Academy for Leadership, he directed from 1995 onwards until he moved to Istanbul in 2006 as Project Director Turkey. From 2012 until 2018 he moved to Buenos Aires as Project Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay until he installed the new office in Lima for the Andean Counties (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuala) and became the first Project Director. Being assigned as Interim Regional Director MENA in July 2022, he formaly took over this position on February 1st 2023.

Isabel Kreifels


Regional Project Manager - FNF MENA

Isabel has gained valuable professional experience in various fields prior to this role. Until recently, she demonstrated her organisational skills as Project Manager at a London-based international company specialising in web solutions. In previous roles, she had the privilege of serving as Office Manager for the spokesperson of the FDP parliamentary group for domestic policy in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as Research Assistant at the research institute "Safety and Violence Initiative" in South Africa

In 2017, she obtained her master´s degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town. Prior to this, she received her bachelor´s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University in 2014.

Majd Ismail


Office Manger - FNF MENA

A versatile and uniquely experienced organizer. Before entering the world of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Ms. Ismail held different managerial and organizational positions in a wide range of industries like diplomacy, the art trade, and hotel management. With a purposeful and passionate change to make the world a better, freer place. Ms. Ismail has decided to dedicate her skills and grow them by working on an international scale. This is why she is committed to being a resourceful Regional Office Manager at FNF – MENA.

Areej Khreeis


Project Coordinator AHLN & Networks - FNF MENA

Areej Khreeis has more than twelve years of experience with International organizations in the MENA region, mainly, Democracy and Political Participation programs. She’s experienced in designing programs, material development, capacity building, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and learning.Areej is an expert trainer of political campaigns, advocacy and grassroots initiatives, debates, digital storytelling, gender, and media. she has provided consultations and support in different capacities in multiple organizations and countries.

Yasmeen Alnajdawi

Yasmeen Alnajdawi

Project Coordinator - FNF MENA

Yasmeen Alnajdawi is passionate about community justice and equal opportunities for all people around the world. She holds a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering & management systems with more than nine years of working experience, she joined FNF – MENA family in Jan.2023 with a full motivational desire to be an exceptional Project Coordinator/ for the MENA region.

Haytham Al Tawalbeh


Regional Head of Communication and Social Media - FNF MENA

Haytham is a professional with extensive experience in the field of communication and graphic design. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering, he leverages his technical background to bring a unique perspective to his work. Haytham's journey with FNF Jordan began in 2017, where he participated in one of the organization's programs and quickly displayed his exceptional skills in communication, marketing, and event planning. After two years as a Communication Officer, Haytham was promoted to the role of Regional Head of Communication and Social Media (MENA), where he is responsible for developing and executing strategic communication plans, managing social media presence, and overseeing events and campaigns. With expertise in brand management, stakeholder engagement, and digital marketing.

Noemi Woltering

Noemi Woltering
Regional Finance Coordinator

Regional Finance Manager - FNF MENA

Shahira Ali

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Regional Financial Coordinator - FNF MENA

Ronetta Shikakhwa

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Finanzkoordinatorin & Buchhaltung

Regional Finance Auditor - FNF MENA

Ronetta Shikakhwa was born in Amman in 1984 but is original of Circassian origin. She graduated from Rosary Sisters College in 2002 having pursued a Science degree, before completing her degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Jordan in 2006.

She has an extensive history of working at different organizations in finance and tax departments including Royal Jordanian Airlines, Izzat Marji Group, Arab Bank, Dallah Albarakat Flight Operation Co., and the Regional Support Offices for the Netherlands Embassies in MENA. In 2016 she joined Friedrich Naumann Foundation as a Finance Auditor and was then promoted to Finance Coordinator and Auditor for the MENA region.

Dina Wadie

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Financial Auditor - FNF MENA

Dina joined FNF as an Internal Auditor in May of 2010. Her primary focus is conducting financial and operational audits on projects at Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Dina began her career as an auditor at Caritas Internationale, a development and social service organization operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually, their missions are to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed.

Her prior experience includes a variety of accounting and auditing assignments on not profitable Projects.

She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Ain-Shams University “French Section”, as she got graduated from Notre Dame, French Catholic school.

She enjoys auditing as a whole, however; the main reason that She enjoys auditing is that it's the perfect job for an analytical, organized person such as herself. She loves knowing that She can make an impact on the foundation financially and organizationally.