WWF strategies to protect the future of nature would not work without the dedication, passion and hope of extraordinary people. WWF's team of of scientists, biologists and policy makers works relentlessly to provide strategic direction and refine the goals and objectives that help shape the strategy of the WWF-CEE network. The Regional WWF-CEE experts are senior members of WWF-CEE leadership. They are bringing expertise and skills from within and beyond the Practice, and from across the WWF network. Please learn more about some of our Regional Experts and their motivation to work for WWF. They stand for all the excellent scientists and highly skilled experts forming the WWF-CEE Team.


Alina Blaga

Regional Policy Lead - Bucharest, Romania. Alina joined WWF CEE in May 2020 as Regional Policy Coordinator. Please read more here.

Ana Maria Seman

Regional Climate Lead - Bucharest, Romania. Ana Maria joined WWF-CEE in 2017 and recently switched to the role of the Regional Climate and Infrastructure Lead. Please read more here.

Beate Striebel

Regional Sturgeon Coordinator - Bregenz, Austria. Beate started to work for WWF right after graduating from University. Please read more here.

Gökhan Uç

Regional Manager Individual Fundraising - Istanbul, Turkey. Gökhan started to work for WWF-CEE in 2019. Please read more here.

Irene Lucius

Regional Conservation Director - Vienna, Austria. Irene joined WWF-CEE in 2008 as a regional Freshwater Officer after studying biology. Please read  more here.

Laurice Ereifeij

Regional Freshwater Practice Lead - Budapest, Hungary. Laurice started to work in this position in 2012. Please read more here.


Regional Marketing Manager -Sofia, Bulgaria. Rossitsa joined WWF in 2019. Please read more here.

Szilvia ÁDáM

Regional Freshwater Program Officer  - Budapest, Hungary. Szilvia  joined WWF in 2019. Please read more here.

Tomasz Pezold Knežević

Regional Forest Lead and WWF-CEE Ukraine Liasion- Brussels, Belgium. Tomasz started to work for WWF-CEE in 2022. Please read more here.


Regional Manager Human Resources  - Sofia, Bulgaria. Tsveta started to work for WWF-CEE in 2017. Please read more here.