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An engineer by professional background, Adrio has worked in the field of humanitarian action and non-profit management since 1997

Prior to working as a consultant Adrio worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for 11 years. He occupied management positions at project, country, regional operational portfolio and executive director level. He has worked on a wide range of humanitarian projects and contexts implemented in Central, Asia, Latin America, Europe, South and Central Africa.

Adrio is experienced in all areas of organisational development, especially governance, strategy, executive reorganisation, performance and accountability. He has in depth knowledge of international/ transnational NGO structures, humanitarian policy and operational/program management. He is skilled in the facilitation and design of workshops, seminars and conferences.

In September 2008 he established himself as an independent consultant and is the founder of Sandstone Consulting. Adrio has completed consultancies in Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium. Clients have included Greenpeace, MSF, Oxfam, Actionaid International, the Open Society Foundation and Transparency International

Adrio was a member of an advisory group for the International Civil Society Centre Global Governance Project1 and has assisted in preparing and moderating seminars on INGO governance at Oxford University.

To contact Adrio about Baobab or his consulting work, please email him at