Our Administration Team
Role: To ensure the smooth running of the arrangement of your placement, from receiving applications to arranging visas, flights and insurance.
UK Administration Team
UK Travel and Administration Manager
Abbey makes sure that volunteers and staff arrive in the right place at the right time by ensuring co-ordination between our recruitment and administration offices, especially for international flights used by our volunteers and staff. Abbey also helps to run our general administration in the UK.
UK Company Accounts Manager
Serena is responsible to the Director of Finance for managing financial matters in our organisation and ensuring each overseas programme is appropriately funded.
Alenka joined Projects Abroad in March 2010. She first worked in an administration role but she now provides full support to the Accounts Manager in all financial matters. She spends her free time with her husband and two daughters and very much looks forward to her annual holidays back in her homeland of Slovakia.
Human Resources Director
Karen has set-up, and now manages, our travel and human resource systems.
UK Visa & IT Manager
Antony is involved in all areas of general administration and IT, he also overlooks the visa process for volunteers and staff members. Outside of work he divides his time between his passions for cycling and music.
Global Administration Team
Director of Finance
Oko is both the Director of our projects in Mongolia and the Director of Finance. Oko has spent time working in Korea and the UK. He now enjoys living back in Ulaanbaatar with his wife and three children. Having studied for his MBA in Korea, he returned home to Mongolia with his Korean wife, Sang Em. He enjoys singing and is famed for his karaoke skills. He was 5 times gold medallist in athletics when he was a high school student.
Khashnomin started working for Projects Abroad in January 2014, after studying in the USA. She provides support to Oko, the Finance Director. Khashnomin likes travelling to different places, watching action movies and enjoys reading adventure novels.
Usuhuu joined Projects Abroad in May 2006 after graduating in International Business Administration from the Computer Science & Management School of MUST. She provides support to Oko in his role as Finance Director. Nobody has ever seen Usuhuu without a huge smile on her face. In her spare time she enjoys reading, music, dancing and spending time with her friends.
Naranbat joined the Projects Abroad finance team in August 2008 after graduating from the Mongolian National University School of Economic Studies as a finance manager. He provides support to Oko in his role as Finance Director. He's a good team worker and also a very good table tennis player.
Khaliun joined Projects Abroad in April 2012 after working in a construction company as an economist. She is responsible for various accounting tasks and financial analysis. She has a great sense of humour and makes everybody smile. She loves music and is a big fan of Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
Bayarmaa joined the Projects Abroad finance team in January 2014. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, specialising in Accounting; and she is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Financial Management. She loves walking her dog and going camping with her friends and family.
Ariunzaya joined the Projects Abroad team in July 2014. She graduated from the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology with a Master’s degree and received her Bachelor’s degree at the National University of Mongolia, where she majored in financial management. She loves travelling, cycling, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Senior IT Manager
Szilard joined Projects Abroad in 2003. He manages the Romanian IT team and is primarily responsible for developing and managing our online database system and computer network worldwide.
Head of Programming Department
Ciprian joined Projects Abroad in April 2006. He is responsible for maintaining our online database and creating our new operational system. He enjoys playing pool and swimming. He also loves parkour (free running).
Marius joined Projects Abroad in August 2007. He assists with web design and development. He is passionate about climbing mountains, enjoys driving and likes listening to a wide variety of music.
Gabi joined Projects Abroad in February 2006. She is responsible for our project websites and assists with web design and publicity material. She enjoys spending time with her two "boys"; Fery, her husband, and her son Francisc.
Ioana joined Projects Abroad in November 2008. She works on updating our websites. She loves summer, sea and travelling.
Claudiu joined Projects Abroad in October 2010. He works on web text changes and updating our websites. He enjoys spending time with friends, playing football and watching sports. He also loves to sing.
Flavius joined Projects Abroad in July 2010. He is responsible for maintaining our online database and creating our new operational system. He likes football and fast cars, and is often to be found playing Football Manager and working on his car.
Alex joined Projects Abroad in April 2011. He is responsible for maintaining our online database and creating our new operational system. He is passionate about mountain climbing, mountain biking and rock music.
Head of Design
Tonio has been in charge of the Design Office since it was founded back in 2005 and is responsible for brand management and producing any graphic or visual materials our marketing offices need. He likes to travel the world when time and money allows. Tonio enjoys art in its very diverse forms, from video installations to graffiti, as well as extreme sports, especially skateboarding.
Senior Graphic Designer
Fabiola has been working with us since 2009 and is the only girl in the team. Fabiola is focused on editorial design and enjoys experimenting with layouts for magazines and documents of any kind. She's committed to the environment and promotes recycling and other measures both in the office and her home. She likes going to live music gigs.
Andres is the new kid on the block. He's now a solid member of the team and has proven to be very effective when speaking about handling and administrating audio-visual material. As a fan of both art and commercial films, he is a reliable source to speak to when wanting a recommendation. He dreams of making his own independent film.
Enoch has been head of the travel department since March 2010. Prior to joining Projects Abroad he worked for Dell. He enjoys long car drives, keeping track of the latest developments around the world and photography.
North American Travel Assistant
Blanca has spent all her life in Cochabamba, Bolivia and has done a variety of different jobs including teaching, translating and sales before joining the Projects Abroad Travel Team in January 2011. She studied Linguistics at university and loves spending time with her family especially her young son David.
Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Education: B.A. in Translation and Linguistics, University of San Simon
Favorite travel experience: Visiting the “end of the world” in Patagonia, Argentina- especially canoeing and ice trekking while I was there.
Projects Abroad countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Ghana, and Mexico
North American Travel Assistant
Tatiana was born in Potosi and now lives in Cochabamba. She has a degree in Linguistics. She has previously worked as a receptionist and an administration assistant in a Chinese company. She joined Projects Abroad in January 2012 and loves meeting people from other countries.
Deputy Travel Coordinator
Jesica joined the Projects Abroad travel team in September 2014. She graduated from Vatel Buenos Aires with a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. Previously, she worked in the hospitality industry in Argentina and the United States before returning to Cochabamba, Boliva. She loves travelling, listening to music and photography.
Head of the Global Information Office
Kristin joined Projects Abroad in September 2013 as a Volunteer Advisor and originally comes from Germany. She left Germany in 2007 to travel through Australia, Indonesia and Thailand and then stayed in the Netherlands for some time to study Tourism Management. Her studies brought her to South Africa, a place she fell in love with because of its amazing culture, nature and people. She enjoys travelling, learning about new cultures, outdoor activities and sports.