Board of Directors

MPG's Board members are selected to ensure a diversity of expertise and ethnic and national origin.


Ilze Brands KehrisMs Ilze Brands Kehris (Chair)
Director of the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities; former Chair of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Management Board
Riga, Latvia



 Carmen Claudin UrondoMrs Carmen Claudin Urondo
Deputy Director, CIDOB Foundation
Barcelona, Spain



 Patrick LozesMr Patrick Lozès
Former President, Representative Council of Black Associations in France (CRAN)
Paris, France



 Mekonnen Mesghena photoMr Mekonnen Mesghena
Head of the Migration & Diversity Department at the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Berlin, Germany



 Jan Niessen photoMr Jan Niessen
Director, Migration Policy Group
Brussels, Belgium

 Walter SchmidMr Walter Schmid
Rector, HSA Luzern (Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit Luzern); Vice-Chair, Swiss governmental Commission on migration & integration
Luzern, Switzerland