The GBIF Secretariat

The GBIF Secretariat, located at the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, is charged with developing, executing and reporting on the GBIF work programme.

The tasks of the Secretariat include:

  •  operating the GBIF portal and associated informatics products
  •  coordinating  activities of the network related to data mobilization, publishing and management
  •  monitoring data gaps and use of GBIF-mediated data for science, and
  •  operating central communication and collaboration services

Feel free to get in touch with any of the Secretariat staff, listed below. Click on the name for contact details.


Donald Hobern
Executive Secretary
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15

Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 70
Executive Secretary

Tim Hirsch
Deputy Director and Head of Participation
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 76
Deputy Director and Head of Participation

Anne Mette Nielsen
Head of Administration
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 81
Head of Administration

Susanne Lønstrup Sheldon
HR Manager/PA to the Director
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 70
HR Manager/PA to the Director

Søren Bundgaard-Jensen
Financial Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 82
Financial Officer

Marlene Dalsgaard Nielsen
Administrative Assistant
GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 92
Administrative Assistant

Olaf Bánki
Senior Programme Officer for Participation
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 89
Senior Programme Officer for Participation

Kyle Copas
Science Writer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
copenhagen+45 35 32 14 75
Science Writer

Mélianie Raymond
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 96
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development

Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
Communications Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 97
Communications Officer

Maheva Bagard Laursen
Maternity replacement for Communications Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen
Maternity replacement for Communications Officer

Alberto González Talaván
Senior Programme Officer for Training
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 83
Senior Programme Officer for Training

Éamonn Ó Tuama
Senior Programme Officer for Interoperability
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 94
Senior Programme Officer for Interoperability

Dmitry Schigel
Programme Officer for Content Analysis and Use
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 85
Programme Officer for Content Analysis and Use

Siro Masinde
Programme Officer for Content Mobilisation
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 77
Programme Officer for Content Mobilisation

Burke Ko
Informatics Liaison
+45 35 32 15 11
Informatics Liaison

Tim Robertson
Head of Informatics
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 87
Head of Informatics

Andrea Hahn
Programme Manager
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 91
Programme Manager

Jan Legind
Data Manager
+45 35 32 15 10
Data Manager

Kyle Braak
Developer
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 79
Developer

Federico Mendez Hernandez
Developer
+45 35 32 15 07
Developer

Oliver Meyn
Developer
+45 35 32 15 12
Developer

Ciprian Vizitiu
Webmaster and System Administrator
Universitetsparken 15, 2100 CPH ØCopenhagen+45 35 32 14 78
Webmaster and System Administrator

Andrei Cenja
System Administrator
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 95
System Administrator