Diplo administrators, staff and associates are a dynamic and diverse team, consisting of highly experienced diplomats, academics, learning specialists, and computer programmers. Diplo operates from three offices (Geneva, Belgrade, and Malta), but the majority of staff and associates work on-line, spread worldwide from the Pacific Islands to Latin America. Our approach is multidisciplinary and each of our staff members is involved in a number of activities. 


Board of Administrators

Dietrich Kappeler – Honorary President of DiploFoundation
Diplo Senior Fellow and former Director, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta

Victor Camilleri – President
Ambassador and Executive Director, Ministry for European Affairs, Malta - Programming and Training Presidency of the Council of the EU 2017

André Liebich – Vice President
Professor, International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Saviour F. Borg
Ambassador and former Permanent Representative of Malta to the UN

Isabelle Calleja
Head of International Relations Department, University of Malta

Maud Dlomo
Deputy Director-General for Diplomatic Training, Research and Development
Department of International Relations and Cooperation – South Africa

Nermine El Saadany
Director of International Relations, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Alexandre Fasel
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the International Organisations in Geneva

Jovan Kurbalija – Secretary of the Board
Director of DiploFoundation


Senior Management Team

Jovan Kurbalija – Founding Director

Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the founding director of DiploFoundation, currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a former diplomat with a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy and information technology. In 1992, he established the Unit for IT and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta. In 2002, after more than ten years of successful work in training, research and publishing, the Unit evolved into DiploFoundation. Dr Kurbalija currently directs online learning courses on ICT and diplomacy and lectures in academic and training institutions in Switzerland, the United States, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Malta. His main areas of research are diplomacy and the development of an international Internet regime, the use of hypertext in diplomacy, online negotiations and diplomatic law. He can be contacted using jovank@diplomacy.edu

Dejan Dinčić – Technical Director

Dejan is technical director of DiploFoundation, where he designs software and co-ordinates technical activities supporting innovative online learning and research programmes. With a professional and academic background in information and educational technologies, Dejan has more than 20 years of experience in information architecture and management, online communications and systems design. Before joining DiploFoundation, he worked on harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies in the developing world. His major research interests include software usability, instructional design and online communities facilitation. Dejan can be contacted using dejan@diplomacy.edu

Senior Fellows

Geoff Berridge, Professor Emeritus, University of Leicester
Eduardo Gelbstein, former Director of the UN Information Center
Aldo Matteucci, former Deputy Secretary General of EFTA
Laurence Pope, former US ambassador
Kishan Rana, Professor Emeritus and former Indian ambassador
Alex Sceberras Trigona, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malta


Robert Aquilina, Finance Manager
Miodrag Badnjar, Media Developer Online Courses
Patrick Borg, Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy Co-ordinator, Malta Office Manager
Stephanie Borg Psaila, Internet Governance programmes
Matthew Bugeja, Accounts Clerk
Katharina Hoene, Consultant for Online Learning and Publications
Tereza Horejsova, Geneva Office Manager
Jelena Jakovljevic, Website Manager
Arvin Kamberi, Multimedia Co-ordinator
Nikola Krstic, Senior Software Developer and Belgrade Office Manager
Dragana Markovski, Online Programmes Assistant
Goran S. Milovanovic, Data Scientist
Mina Mudric, Publications Manager
Tanja Nikolic, Course Admissions Co-ordinator
Virginia (Ginger) Paque, Internet Governance programmes
Vladimir Radunovic, E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity Programmes Director
Andrej Skrinjaric, Online Programmes Co-ordinator
Vladimir Veljasevic, Illustrator
Milica Virijevic Konstantinovic, Office Administrator Belgrade, and Travel and Workshop Co-ordinator
and Carmelo P. Romano, from Clever Solutions Ltd providing IT Support